Great Britain 1644 crown Dav-3765

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from Goldberg sale 98, lot 2880
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This specimen was lot 2880 in Goldberg sale 98 (Los Angeles, June 2017), where it sold for $1,703.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Crown, 1644. Charles I, 1625-1649. Mintmark rose for Exeter mint. King on horseback left. Reverse: Oval arms. Toned. NGC graded VF-30. WINGS." While Charles had issued crowns in silver and gold prior to the Civil War, his urgent need for cash led him to open several provisional mints and issue crowns in a large variety of types. This is one of several struck at Exeter. The last gold crown was part of Charles II's hammered issue of 1660-62, after which the denomination was struck exclusively in silver.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 30.10 g, 0.925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: S.3058; KM 334.2, Dav-3765.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 98: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 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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