Great Britain (1635-36) 6 pence

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Goldberg sale 91, lot 2693
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This specimen was lot 2693 in Goldberg sale 91 (Los Angeles, June 2016), where it sold for $411.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Sixpence, ND NGC AU50. Charles I, 1625-1649. Mint mark, Crown (1634-38). Obverse: Crowned portrait of the king with no inner circle surrounding. Reverse: Crown over oval shield of arms. This is a pretty coin with a light blue tone, good surfaces, and little if any wear. The cameo portrait of the ill-fated king is exquisite. NGC graded AU-50." This undated sixpence could be any one of five different SCWC numbers (KM 94 thru 98) but since the catalog did not include photos, we are baffled. Charles' conflicts with Parliament and his subsequent inability to raise funds cramped the production of coin. When milled coinage was introduced in the 1670's, much of the hammered coin was called in and melted.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: S.2813.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 91: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.
  • 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.

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