Great Britain (1644-45) shilling

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Goldberg sale 91, lot 2697
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This specimen was lot 2697 in Goldberg sale 91 (Los Angeles, June 2016), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Shilling, ND NGC AU50. Charles I, 1625-1649. Tower mint under Parliament. Mint mark, R in brackets (1644-45). Irregular edges, bust softly struck, attractive old toning with lustrous fields. NGC graded AU-50." 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. By 1644, Charles no longer controlled the Tower Mint and coins were made there under the authority of Parliament. 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.2800, KM 112.


  • 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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