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Triton XXI, Lot: 1424. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

TUDOR. Henry VIII. 1509-1547. AV Half Sovereign (30mm, 6.16 g, 7h). Third coinage. London (Tower) mint; im: pellet-in-annulet. Struck 1544-1547. (pellet-in-annulet) HENRIC9 · 8 · D’ · G’ · AGL’ · FRANC’ · Z · HIB’ : REX · (trefoil stops), Henry enthroned facing, holding scepter in left hand, globus cruciger in right; rose below; double and single saltire stops / (pellet-in-annulet) IHS’ · AVTE’ · TRANSI’ · PER MEDI’ : ILLOR’ : IBAT (double and single trefoil stops), crowned royal shield held aloft by lion, on left, and dragon, on right; ligate HR on panel below; double and single saltire stops. Whitton Type II(b), var. 3; Schneider –; North 1827; SCBC 2295. VF, lightly toned, some minor weakness in strike.

From the Arthur M. Fitts III Collection.