Great Britain (1640-41) shilling

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 Collector's Choice sale, lot 72313
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This specimen was lot 72313 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice Online Auction (Santa Ana, CA, May 2017), where it sold for $105.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Shilling, ND (1640-41). Charles I (1625-49). NGC VF-30. Group F, sixth large 'Briot's' bust, type 4.4 with stellate lace collar, double-arched crown. Reverse: Square-topped shield over cross moline. Toned." 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. When milled coinage was introduced in the 1670's, much of the hammered coin was called in and melted. This one is dated to 1640-41 by the star mintmark on the reverse. This type is available but expensive in nice condition.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: S-2799.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Ponterio, Rick, et al., The May 2017 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
  • 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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