Great Britain (1633-34) shilling
This specimen was lot 3078 in Goldberg sale 87 (Los Angeles, September 2015), where it sold for $94. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. Shilling, ND. Charles I, 1625-1649. Tower Mint under the King. Mint mark, Portcullis (1633-4). Minor surface marks. Toned. NGC graded VF-20." Charles' conflicts with Parliament and his subsequent inability to raise funds cramped the production of coin. The SCWC lists over fifty different types of shillings for Charles I, most without photos. When milled coinage was introduced in the 1670's, much of the hammered coin was called in and melted.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: S.2789.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 87: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.
- Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
- Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.