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)
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.
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
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 I 1643 Oxford Mint, with ground line S.2955 Fine or near so with a flan clip after BRI, obverse surface smoothed with the appearance of an ex-jewellery piece, also reverse to a lesser degree
Triple Unite 1642 Charles IOxford Mint tall narrow bust declaration in three lines North 2381, Coincraft C1TU-010, Spink 2724 pleasing VF/Good VF on a well rounded flan 26.96 gr. and good eye appeal with the gold of a rich deep hue, a few minor metal faults obverse as often with coins of this age and in our opinion certainly as pleasing a piece as was sold in our June 2013 sale (lot 1183 £45,000 hammer price) and from the same Clarendon sale Bonhams 2006 lot 1271
CrownCharles I 1644 Oxford Mint Rawlin's Crown with the king riding over the city view, a cast copy in base metal and of good style, VF with some light pits in the fields and some signs on an edge mount being removed at 4 o'clock
CrownCharles I 1644 Oxford Mint Rawlin's Crown with the king riding over the city view, a cast copy in silver and of good style, NVF with some light pits in the fields (EX LCA 129 Lot 1044 realised £300 hammer)
CrownCharles I 1643 Oxford Mint Oxford horseman with grass below, Three Oxford Plumes S.2947 Ex-ClarendonBonhams June 2006, well rounded and bold VF, dark tone, lighter circular toning area at 1 o'clock as viewed from the obverse and correspondingly on the reverse but no apparent evidence of tooling consistent with a plug, needs viewing and bought as seen
CrownCharles IOxford Mint mintmark Plume with band, dated 1643, Obverse Oxford horseman with groundline, plume with band in field, Reverse with three plumes with bands in field, four pellets in legend after INIMICI, with N over retrograde N in INIMICI, S.2947, North 2406, Brooker 873 (same dies), Toned struck on a broad and round flan, Toned NVF and Very Rare
Half Pound 1643 Oxford mint with the mint mark Plume obverse S2945A a generous well rounded flan with the reverse particularly sharp and pleasing the obverse a little hazy or blurred perhaps where imperfectly struck VF
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