Newark 1646 shilling
This specimen was lot 40312 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $2,640. The catalog description noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Newark Besieged. Shilling, 1646. Charles I (1625-49). PCGS AU-50 Gold Shield. Well detailed on a broad flan and immensely attractive for this incredibly historic type with a base of smooth gray tone in the open fields and superb orange, yellow, blue and green coloration that surrounds many of the raised portions of the design. Seldom offered with such a mesmerizing appearance." The besieged royalists also issued silver sixpence, ninepence and half crowns. Altho these appear fairly regularly in auctions, high demand brings high prices.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver, this specimen 5.68 g.
Catalog reference: S-3143; KM-370.2; North-2640.
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- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.