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.
Shilling 1652 Commonwealth an unusual variety with 2 over 1 in date (2 double struck) and COMMON.WEALTH error with no stop after ENGLAND, the coin showing the key identifiers of ESC 985A and 986G, Fine the identifiers very clear
Hammered (4) An interesting group which represents the transition from short cross to cross and pellets coinage in England during the 13th century, PennyJohn Class 5c SIMON ON CAN Canterbury mint (N,971, S.1352) GF, very slight flan loss but a clear portrait, Penny Henry III Class 5a RICARD ON LVND London mint (N.991/2, S.1367),VF and nicely toned, flan slightly crimped and the reverse a little off struck, Penny Edward I Class VI IOH ON SEINTED Bury St. Edmunds mint (N.1001, S.1377) Fine, the crude portrait mostly clear, probably from the Colchester hoard, Penny Edward I Class 4d with pellet at beginning of Obv. and rev. legend Canterbury mint (N.1026, S.1419) GF and toned
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