Charles I, 1625-1649, Silver Halfcrown, 1645
Lot 1019
Charles I, 1625-1649, Silver Halfcrown, 1645
Sold for US$ 40,950 inc. premium
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Coins & Medals New York
13 Dec 2012 10:00 EST

Auction 20086
Charles I, 1625-1649, Silver Halfcrown, 1645 Charles I, 1625-1649, Silver Halfcrown, 1645
Lot Details
Charles I, 1625-1649, Silver Halfcrown, 1645
KM-329.5, S-2915, 14.87 grams, 35mm. Uncertain mint (Hereford?), third horseman, King wearing cloak flying from shoulder left, CAROLVS. D.G.MAG.BRIT.FRA.ET.REX., reverse: CHRISTO AVSPICE REGNO, oval garnished shield with lion and unicorn supporters, date 1645 below. Struck on an irregular planchet, noticeable detail is missing at selected peripheral areas. Pleasing light gray color with some purple accents on the reverse. After thoroughly searching recent auction records (1960 - present), we fail to find any listing of this extremely rare piece. In fact, this is the plate coin in the Spink catalog, Coins of England & The United Kingdom, 47th Edition. Could this specimen be unique? Certainly a fleeting opportunity for the advanced collector. About Very Fine
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