Great Britain 1642 triple unite

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40141
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40141 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $161,000. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Triple Unite, 1642. Oxford Mint. PCGS AU-58. High Grade Oxford Mint Triple Unit Charles I (1625-49). RARE. Narrow bust of Charles I left with raised sword and short olive branch, Oxford plume behind. Declaration on reverse between wavy lines, four pellets at 9 o'clock. Some doubling, primarily on obverse but in a remarkable state of preservation. Nice strike, original surfaces and very attractive."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27 g, .917 fine gold, .796 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-258; S-2724; KM-232; North-2381; Schneider-284.


  • 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.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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