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Rare Crescent in Legend Variety

CNG 91, Lot: 1506. Estimate $2500.
Sold for $2700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

YORK. Edward IV. First reign, 1461-1470. AV Ryal – Rose Noble (34mm, 7.63 g, 7h). Light Coinage. London mint; im: none/crown. Struck 1466-1468. ЄD WΛRD’ DI : GRΛ · RЄX (crescent) ΛnGL · Z · FRΛnC · · DnS IB’·· (single and double trefoil stops), Edward standing facing in ship with bowsprit, holding sword and shield; large rose on hull and banner with large Є in stern; no pellet by shield / IhC’· ΛVT’· TRΛnSIЄnS · PЄR · mЄDIVm : ILLORV · IBΛT, radiant sun, with rose in center, over cross with lis at ends; in each quarter, lion passant below crown; all within polylobe with trefoil in each spandrel. Blunt & Whitton type VIII(A); Webb Ware obv. die 34; Schneider –; North 1549; SCBC 1951. Good VF, small edge test. Very rare variety with crescent in legend, only two dies noted by Webb Ware.

From the Tradewinds Collection.