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Triple Unite : Hammered Coins

Date Sold Category Lot Description Sale Price

Auction 155
Hammered Coins 1643 (1625-1649) 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)
£57,000 London Coins : A155 : Lot 543 : Triple Unite 1643 Charles I (1625-1649) Oxford mint.  S2726. Rarer type with half-length crowne... London Coins : A155 : Lot 543 : Triple Unite 1643 Charles I (1625-1649) Oxford mint.  S2726. Rarer type with half-length crowne...

Auction 154
Hammered Coins 1643. mint. 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 , 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 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 sred the support of the with its bankers and merchants. Nevertheless the king was determined to continue the production of and 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.
£56,000 London Coins : A154 : Lot 1719 : Triple Unite 1643. Oxford mint. Charles I  Mint mark plume with bands, on obverse only. S2727. North... London Coins : A154 : Lot 1719 : Triple Unite 1643. Oxford mint. Charles I  Mint mark plume with bands, on obverse only. S2727. North...

Auction 142
Hammered Coins 1642 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 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
£36,000 London Coins : A142 : Lot 1934 : Triple Unite 1642 Charles I Oxford Mint tall narrow bust declaration in three lines North 2381, Coin... London Coins : A142 : Lot 1934 : Triple Unite 1642 Charles I Oxford Mint tall narrow bust declaration in three lines North 2381, Coin...

Auction 141
Hammered Coins 1643 bust without scarf mint mark plume S2727, North 2384 Ex Clarendon part 2 Bonhams 17th Oct 2006 lot 1274, Ex Spink sale 75 29th Mar 1990 lot 213, Ex J G Brooker 838, Ex R C Lockett 17th Oct 1961 lot 4533, Ex Sir K Vaughan - Sotheby 17th June 1935 lot 126 VF rare and desirable as the impressive provenance proves
£45,000 London Coins : A141 : Lot 1183 : Triple Unite 1643 Charles I Oxford Mint bust without scarf mint mark plume S2727, North 2384 Ex ... London Coins : A141 : Lot 1183 : Triple Unite 1643 Charles I Oxford Mint bust without scarf mint mark plume S2727, North 2384 Ex ...

Auction 121
Hammered Coins 1643 large bust without scarf mint mark plume S.2727, North 2384 VF/nVF with some minor weakness in the reverse central legends, scarce and desirable
£15,000 London Coins : A121 : Lot 194 : Triple Unite 1643 Charles I Oxford large bust without scarf mint mark plume S.2727, North 2384 VF/nV... London Coins : A121 : Lot 194 : Triple Unite 1643 Charles I Oxford large bust without scarf mint mark plume S.2727, North 2384 VF/nV...

Auction 107
Hammered Coins 1643 with declaration in three lines with the date below, well proportioned bust with longer olive branch and no scarf N
£14,750

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