Scotland, Charles I, 1625-1649, Gold Unite by Briot (1637-42)
Lot 1024
Scotland, Charles I, 1625-1649, Gold Unite by Briot (1637-42)
Sold for US$ 14,040 inc. premium
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Coins & Medals New York
13 Dec 2012 10:00 EST

Auction 20086
Scotland, Charles I, 1625-1649, Gold Unite by Briot (1637-42) Scotland, Charles I, 1625-1649, Gold Unite by Briot (1637-42)
Lot Details
Scotland, Charles I, 1625-1649, Gold Unite by Briot (1637-42)
KM-57, SC1UT.010, 9.85 grams, 37mm. Possibly holed and plugged. Mintmark thistle and B after legend at top, fine style half figure of Charles faces right, holding scepter and orb, CAROLVSD.G MAG.BRITAN.FRAN.ET.HIB.REX, reverse: crowned flat top shield dividing C R on either side, six strings to Irish harp, HIS.PRAESVM.VT.PROSIM. It cannot be determined the exact date this coin was struck due to the placement of the B mintmark (Briot's Mint) with thistle as can be done with English Unites struck at this mint. Some tooling is detected on close examination on the O of CARO on the obverse and the corresponding portion of the reverse indicating this one may be holed and subsequently plugged. Struck on a soft green-golden planchet, a well-centered example. One tiny area of possible tooling is noted near the reverse rim between P and AE of PRAESVM. Extremely rare, we have found only one other auction offering since 2002. Extremely Fine to Good Extremely Fine, holed and plugged
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