Great Britain (1638-42) 3 pence
This specimen was lot 2694 in Goldberg sale 91 (Los Angeles, June 2016), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. Threepence, ND NGC AU58. Charles I, 1625-1649. Aberystwyth. Mint mark book (1638-42). Little sign of wear on this nicely toned example of a silver coin from the Welsh mint. NGC graded AU-58." This undated threepence is the most available of the denomination of Charles I, despite being a branch mint issue. 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.
Catalog reference: S.2894, KM 87.
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- 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.