Great Britain 1646-B 6 pence

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Heritage sale 3073, lot 32924
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 32924 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $660. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles I "Declaration" 6 Pence 1646 XF40 NGC, Bridgnorth-on-Severn mint, B mm. One of the more coveted mints of Charles' declaration issues, some minimal doubling and a slightly ragged edge hardly obscuring what is in all senses a quite admirable and perfectly centered strike, the declaration formula on the reverse particularly charming with stark relief to the devices and a glint of champagne tone. From the Lake County Collection." Spink attributes this "declaration reverse" type to the Bridgnorth-on-Severn mint whereas the SCWC mentions Lundy.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.01 g, .925 fine silver, this specimen 26 mm diameter, 2.78 g.

Catalog reference: KM 343.2, S-3041.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, featuring the Lake County Collection of British coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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