Great Britain (1635-36) double crown Fr-247

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Ponterio sale 176, lot 20175
GB c1635 double crown rev P176-20172.jpg

This specimen was lot 20172 in Ponterio sale 176 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $3,055. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Charles I, 1625-1649. Double-crown, ND (1635-36). Crown. Group D, fourth bust. King, larger head and crown; ‘X’ behind. Rv. Crowned oval garnished arms; flanked by ‘C’ and ‘R’. Struck on an irregular flan, this example exhibits some die clashing on the reverse. Cleaned and still uniformly bright. An interesting example. Fine to Very Fine. Ex: Seaby, 1984 ANA." This gold double crown (ten shillings) was accompanied by a gold angel (Fr-245), unite (Fr-246) and crown (Fr-248). Charles' conflicts with Parliament and his subsequent inability to raise funds cramped the production of gold.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: gold, this specimen 70.0 grains.

Catalog reference: S-2702; North-2169c; Fr-247; KM-146.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Bruce Roland Hagen, Ponterio sale 176: The Thos. H. Law Collection of English Gold Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.
  • 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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