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Triton XXIV

Lot nuber 1399

STUART. Charles I. 1625-1649. AR Crown (43mm, 29.76 g, 1h). Group II, second horseman, type 2a. Tower mint; im: harp. Struck 1632-1633.

Triton XXIV
Lot: 1399.
 Estimated: $ 2 500

British, Coin-in-Hand Video, Silver

Sold For $ 3 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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STUART. Charles I. 1625-1649. AR Crown (43mm, 29.76 g, 1h). Group II, second horseman, type 2a. Tower mint; im: harp. Struck 1632-1633. (harp) CAROLVS · D’ · G’ · MAG’ · BRIT’ · FRA’ · ET · HIB’ · REX · , Charles, armored, on horseback left, holding rein and raising sword; plume on horse’s head / (harp) · CHRISTO ·:· AVSPICE ·:· REGNO ·:·, oval coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée; shield in ornate frame; C R above. Cooper, Silver 3 (dies XII/XVII); Brooker 250 (same dies); North 2193; SCBC 2755. Some very minor metal flaws. Richly toned. VF. The horseman well struck up. Rare with this obverse die.

Ex Spink Numismatic Circular LXXXV.3 (March 1977), no. 2269.

The following lots comprise a fine offering of silver coins of Charles I. Of particular note is a superb and exceedingly rare pattern by Nicholas Briot and a run of issues from the provincial mints that struck for the king during the English Civil War. These coins range from the huge Pounds struck at Shrewsbury for presentation to officers in the royal army in the early days of the conflict to the siege Shillings of Pontefract, a town that continued to hold out for Royalist cause even after Charles was executed in January 1649. The Halfcrown of Two Shillings and Sixpence – the standard daily rate of pay for Cavalier - represents the majority of mints. Many of these Halfcrowns are very rare, sometimes known today from as few as five to ten specimens, and the examples offered here are generally of high grade. The respective pedigrees of these coins are a roll call of the most celebrated collections of this reign that have been formed over the past 150 years.

The final winners of all Triton XXIV lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 January 2021. This lot is in Session Four, which begins 20 January 2021 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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