Pound Elizabeth I sixth issue S.2534, N 2008 (North 3rd issue), but with Lion at the end of the legend as Schneider 797, die axis alignment 100 degrees, weight 10.98 grammes, this Tun and Lion variety was the first type of Pound struck between June 1593 and May 1594 and it is believed that only 12 specimens exist, the obverse Good Fine, with some weakness to the back of the head, the reverse extremely well struck, on a full round flan and very desirable. We note a Prooflike GEF/UNC example sold in our June 2015 auction and realised £28,000 hammer price, this piece is Ex LCA 153 Lot 1968 when it realised £10,000 hammer price
ShillingCharles I 1648 Pontefract besieged, lozenge-shaped with XII to right of castle, dividing PC S.3149 VF with a pleasing grey tone, nicely centred with an even strike for this issue, exhibiting much eye appeal, Very rare and seldom encountered as nice as this, superior to the example in Auction A148 (Lot 1574) which realised £4212 inclusive of buyers premium
SixpenceElizabeth I 1567 S.2562 mintmark Lion, we note all other examples except one that we have handled of this date have been mintmark Coronet, VF or better, and superior to the example sold in Auction A153 (that example was Ex-Lingford and Ex-Shuttlewood) which realised £234
Sixpences (2) Elizabeth I 1562 Milled Coinage Tall Narrow Bust with Plain dress, Large Rose Mintmark Star S.2594 Good Fine with some light crease marks, 1562 Milled Coinage Large Broad Bust with elaborately decorated dress, Small Rose, S.2596 mintmark Star, Good Fine, lightly tooled in the fields
Triple Unite 1643 Charles I (1625-1649) Oxford mint. S2726. Rarer type with half-length crowned portrait of king in armour and scarf flying from shoulder. Plume behind head. King has symbolic sword in one hand and olive branch in other. Mint mark Oxford plume above. Obverse legend reads: CAROLVS: D: G: MAGN: BRIT: FR: ET: HI: REX Reverse has declaration in 3 lines on ornate scroll. RELIG: PROT: LEG: ANGL: LIBER: This is the King’s undertaking to uphold the Protestant religion, the laws of the kingdom, and the freedoms and privileges of Parliament. Struck on a large full flan which is slightly irregular as is usual for this type. EF the reverse better and virtually mint state, with some original lustre. Therefore a rarer type and in higher grade than the example which realised £56,000 in our last sale (lot 1719)
CrownCharles IExeter Mint 1644 mintmark Rose divides date S.3057 VF, the flan a little uneven between 1 and 3 o'clock, overall sharply struck with much eye appeal, according to our archive database the first of this type we have handled, so in terms of actual archival evidence, this type probably scarcer than catalogue values would suggest
CrownCharles ITower Mint Group II, second horseman, type 2a, smaller horse with plume on head only, Reverse Oval shield no cross fourchee, Plume between CR above shield, S.2756 mintmark Rose Good Fine and bold with an old grey tone
CrownCharles ITower Mint Group III type 3a, horse without caparisons, King's sword upright, Reverse oval shield without CR, S.2758 mintmark Bell over Portcullis/Bell, Fine/Good Fine, the reverse particularly bold, with an old grey tone, comes with an old ticket stating 'Glendinings sale April 1928 Lot 92'
CrownCommonwealth 1653 inverted A for V in VS, ESC 6A, mintmark Sun, VF with a pleasing and even grey tone, struck on a full round flan with only slight flan stress on the reverse as usually encountered on this issue, rated R3 by ESC, only the second, and by far the finest example of this type that we have offered
CrownElizabeth I Seventh Issue 1601 S.2582 mintmark 1 approaching VF with a hint of golden tone, the portrait sharp and bold, with considerable eye appeal, the edge with a couple of bumps, the obverse with slight flan stress as often found on this issue
Half PoundCharles I 1643 Oxford Mint, Shrewsbury horseman trampling on arms, Reverse three Oxford Plumes above denomination S.2945A Fine, the reverse better, on a full and round flan, the obverse slightly weak on the horse, the reverse bold and clear
HalfcrownCharles ITower Mint under Parliament, transitional type, S.2779B mintmark Sun VF and struck on a slightly oval flan, as many are, probably about 'as made' with a couple of small weaker areas, very little actual wear evident
HalfcrownCharles ITower Mint under the King, Group I, type 1a2, first horseman horse caparisoned with plumes on head and crupper, floriate spray on housing (no rose), no ground-line, S.2764 mintmark Lis, About VF, on a full round flan
HalfcrownJames I Third Coinage, plain ground line on obverse, Reverse with plume above shield S.2667 mintmark Trefoil VF and fully round with an even grey tone, a pleasing piece, only the third example we have offered since 2003
Halfcrowns to Halfpennies a wide ranging group (45) Halfcrowns Charles I (2) S.2776 mintmark Triangle, S.2777 mintmark Star, Shillings (11) Edward VI Fine Silver Issue S.2482 mintmark y, Elizabeth I (4) Second issue S.2555 mintmark Cross Crosslet, Sixth Issue (2) S.2577 mintmark Key, S.2577 mintmark Tun, Seventh Issue S.2584 mintmark 1, James I (2) Second Coinage S.2655 Fourth Bust, mintmark Bell, Second Coinage 1607 Fifth Bust S.2656 mintmark Grapes, Charles I (4) Group E, S.2797 mintmark Triangle, Group F, larger bust S.2799 mintmark Triangle in Circle, Group G (under Parliament) S.2800 mintmark Sun (2) one struck on an uneven flan, Sixpences (9) Elizabeth I (5) 1562 S.2560 mintmark Pheon, 1562 Milled Issue (2) S.2595 mintmark Star, S.2596 mintmark Star, 1567 Milled Issue S.2599, Small Bust, mintmark Lis, 1579 Fifth Issue S.2572 Mintmark Greek Cross, James I (2) First Coinage, First Bust 1603 S.2647 mintmark Thistle, Fourth Bust S.2658 mintmark Coronet, Charles I Group D, no inner circles, S.2813 mintmark Bell, Charles II Third Issue S.3323 mintmark Crown, Groats (4) Edward IVLondon Mint, Light Coinage, Henry VIII Facing Bust issue S.2199 mintmark Pansy, Elizabeth I Second Issue, S.2556 mintmark Martlet, Charles II Third IssueS.3324 mintmark Crown, Threepences (2) Elizabeth I Fifth Issue 1569 S.2573 mintmark Coronet, Elizabeth I Fifth issue 1578 S.2573 mintmark Greek Cross, Halfgroats (7) Henry VI Calais Mint, Pinecone-Mascle issue S.1877 Mintmark Cross Patonce, Edward IV Canterbury Mint clipped, Henry VII Canterbury Mint S.2209 Mintmark Tun, Elizabeth I, Pellets behind Bust S.2579 mintmark Crescent, James I (3) Smaller Crown on Obverse S.2660 mintmark Trefoil, S.2659 mintmark Trefoil, S.2660 mintmark Thistle, Pennies (8) Henry III Long Cross (3), Henry III Short Cross (2), Edward I London Mint (3), Halfpennies (2) James I S.2663 (2) Near Fine to GVF the majority of the coins evenly struck and Fine or better, with some nearer VF than Fine, a pleasing group
Halfgroats (2) Henry VIII Second Coinage, Archbishop Warham, Canterbury Mint, WA beside shield S.2343 mintmark Cross Patonce Good Fine, Henry VIII Second Coinage, Canterbury Mint, Archbishop Warham, nothing by shield S.2344 mintmark 'uncertain mark' Fine
NobleHenry VIS.1803Calais Mint, Obverse: Flag at stern, annulet by sword arm, Reverse: Annulet in first spandrel of second quarter, mintmark Lis, VF and evenly struck with slight crease, excellent portrait and with good eye appeal
PennyEadred (946-955) type Horizontal Trefoil T1, Annulet after REX, York Mint, moneyer Ingelgar North 706 VF and repaired with a long striking crack across the coin, and with another crack just off this
PoundCharles I 1642 Oxford Mint, Shrewsbury horseman trampling on arms, Reverse three Oxford Plumes above denomination S.2939 NVF, the obverse with some double striking, the reverse boldly struck, with two flan cracks, one at 3 o'clock, the other at 6 o'clock
Shilling 1651 Commonwealth, No Stops on obverse, ESC 983B, Good Fine or better with a pleasing old tone and a rim nick at 7 o'clock struck on a full and round flan, a very pleasing example of the type with much eye appeal
ShillingCharles II Hammered issue type C with inner circles and mark of value, mintmark Crown, ESC 1019 Near Fine/Fine with some double striking to the obverse legend, the edge short of flan at 3 o'clock
Shillings (2) Charles I Group D, Fourth Bust, type 3a, no inner circles, Reverse round garnished shield with no CR, S.2791 mintmark Crown Fine/Good Fine on a slightly misshapen flan, Charles I Group E, single arched crown, large XII,S.2795 mintmark Anchor F/NVF
Shillings (2) James I Third Coinage Sixth Bust S.2668 mintmark Trefoil Fine/Good Fine with a small weak area on the shield, darkly tone at the lower part of the reverse, James I Second Coinage S.2655 mintmark Coronet Bold Fine, toned
Shillings Charles I (2) Tower mint under the King Sixth Large Briot Bust S.2799 mintmark Triangle Good Fine, toned, Tower Mint under Parliament Sixth Large Briot Bust mintmark ( R ) S.2800 NVF toned, on a slightly uneven flan
Shillings Charles I (3) Group D, Fourth Bust, Reverse Oval shield with CR at sides, S.2789 mintmark Portcullis, Good Fine and bold, Group F, Sixth large Briot bust, S.2799 mintmark Triangle in circle, Good Fine on a misshapen flan, Group F, Sixth large Briot bust, S.2799 mintmark Star Fair/NF, Penny Charles I Fair/VG
Shillings Elizabeth I (2) Second Issue, Bust 3B, S.2555 mintmark Cross Crosslet Fine with a couple of small edge cracks, Sixth Issue, Bust 6B, S.2577, mintmark Woolpack Near Fine with some old thin scratches
SixpenceCharles I 1646 Bridgnorth MintS.3041 mintmark B, VF and bold on a slightly irregular flan, Very rare, we note that we have only handled two previous examples, this finer than both the previous two
Sixpences Elizabeth I (3) 1570 Bust 4B mintmark Castle S.2562 Good Fine with a small shortage of flan at 3 o'clock, 1573 Bust 5A S.2563 mintmark Acorn Good Fine, 156- (last digit worn) Small bust 1F, mintmark Pheon Fine with ragged edges
Sixpences James I (3) 1623 Third Coinage Sixth Bust S.2670 mintmark Lis VG/Fine, 1623 Third Coinage S.2670 mintmark Lis Fine/Good Fine the obverse with some scratches, 1624 Third Coinage S.2670 mintmark Lis About Fine
Spur RyalJames I Second Coinage (1606-1607) S.2614North 2080, mintmark Escallop, weight 6.77 grammes, a small edge crack at 1 o'clock on the reverse, skilfully repaired, otherwise VF and with red toning, Ex-St. James Auction 17, 24 May 2011 Lot 92, Ex-Lingford, Glendinings 20/21 June 1951 Lot 892? (not illustrated), a seldom offered type
Triple Unite 1643. Oxford mint. Charles I Mint mark plume with bands, on obverse only. S2727. North 2384 (Very Rare) Schneider 295. Obverse, ornate taller bust CAROLVS. D: G: MAGN: BRIT: FRAN: ET: HIB: REX. Reverse, ‘Declaration’ on continuous scroll RELIG: PROT: LEG: ANG LIBER: PAR (This is Charles promising to protect ‘the religion of the Protestants, the laws of England, the liberty of Parliament’) with denomination numerals (III) above and date 1644 below. A tiny piece of excess metal is evident on the reverse above PROT. This is the same original flaw as seen on the Schneider specimen from the same dies. EF, An exceptional coin, fully round and well centred. All lettering and detail crisply struck. The Triple Unite was produced in the early years of the English Civil War in the period 1642-1644 and it was the most spectacular coin issued during a reign known for its numismatic diversity. Charles I moved his base from London to Oxford in 1642, but Parliament had secured the support of the City of London with its bankers and merchants. Nevertheless the king was determined to continue the production of gold and silver coinage and set up the Oxford mint in New Hall Inn, Oxford. The Triple Unite was in effect a large propaganda piece produced by the Royalists in their ongoing clash with the forces of Parliament, and was made in very small numbers over a 3 year period.
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