Great Britain 1643 6 pence

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Steve Album sale 30, lot 1159
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This specimen was lot 1159 in Stephen Album sale 30 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2018), where it sold for $1,057.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "ENGLAND: Charles I, 1625-1649, AR sixpence, 1643, Civil War issue, Oxford Mint, slightly ragged edge, obverse spot (almost hidden in the gunmetal tone), very well struck, open book mintmark, three Shrewsbury plumes on reverse, VF-EF." During the English Civil War, sixpences were struck at Oxford (shown here(, Bristol, Shrewsbury, Aberystwyth, Ashby de la Zouch, Bridgnorth, Exeter, Worcester, etc.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: .925 fine silver, 48 grains.

Catalog reference: KM-203.2, Spink-2981.


  • [1]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 30, featuring the George Anderson Collection of Tibetan Coins, the Dr. John W. Lund Collection of Swedish Coins and the Mike Edwards Collection, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 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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