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.
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
Triple Unite 1643 Charles IOxford with declaration in three lines with the date below, well proportioned bust with longer olive branch and no scarf N
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