Great Britain 1651 double crown Fr-270
This specimen was lot 24100 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $25,850. The catalog description noted, "Commonwealth gold Double-Crown 1651, of 10 Shillings, Sun mm, MS63 NGC, a coin of glorious eye-appeal with its deep reddish gold toning over choice surfaces gleaming with luster, on a broad flan with an incredibly detailed strike, and high beaded rims. We have never seen anything like this gem of a coin!" By 1651, king Charles was dead and his son fled into exile but Cromwell was unable to bring unity to England. The gold coins of his rule (unite, double crown and crown) are all rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: S-3210; North-2717; Fr-270; KM-394.1.
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