Great Britain (1641-43) 1/2 crown

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 Collector's Choice sale, lot 70651
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This specimen was lot 70651 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $192. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. 1/2 Crown, ND (ca. 1641-43). Tower Mint. Charles I (1625-49). PCGS EF-40 Secure Holder. Group IV, fourth horseman, type 4. Good detail on horse and rider, one area of weakness at 4 o'clock that is also present on the reverse. Irregular shaped flan." The coinage of Charles I is likely the most complicated of any reign, given the many branch mints opened during the Civil War. Seaby lists S-2763 thru S-2780 just for the half crowns of the Tower mint struck under royalist and parliamentary authority.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 14.31 g.

Catalog reference: S-2779; KM-120.2; North-2214; Booker-371.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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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