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CNG 109, Lot: 939. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

STUART. Charles I. 1625-1649. AR Shilling (29.5mm, 4.06 g, 4h). Contemporary imitation of Aberystwyth mint, im: open book. Crowned and mantled bust left; plume to left, XII (mark of value) to right / Crowned coat-of-arms. Unpublished as an imitation; for prototype, cf. North 2330 and SCBC 2884. Good Fine, toned, some light marks. Extremely rare.

Ex F. W. Willis Collection (Glendining, 5 June 1991), lot 375 (part of). Reportedly ex V. J. E. Ryan Collection (Part II, Glendining, 22 January 1952), lot 1146c; Col. H. W. Morrieson Collection (Sotheby & Co., 20 November 1933), lot 597c.