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BM03028

Charles I Crown, type 4 mintmark (P)

Regular price £7,500
Regular price Sale price £7,500

Charles I (1625-49), silver Crown, Tower Mint under Parliament, type 4, armoured King on horseback left with raised sword and flowing sash, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding both sides, initial mark (P) both sides (1643-44), .CAROLVS. D; G; MAG; BRI; FRA; ET. HIB; REX. rev. oval quartered shield of arms, .:. CHRISTO. AVSPICE. REGNO .:. weight 30.00g (Brooker 268 this coin; Cooper dies XXI/XXIX; N.2198; S.2761). Toned, horseman a little weak in parts as per usual, a little weak on one part of legend both sides, otherwise a pleasing example of a Parliament issue Crown and rarely seen this nice, a bold very fine.

The abbreviated obverse legend translates as "Charles, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland." and on the reverse "I reign under the auspice of Christ."

Provenance:

Ex Dr E C Carter, collection purchased privately by A H Baldwin and Sons Ltd. 1950.

Ex W B Thorpe, collection of crowns, purchased privately by Spink 1951.

Ex John G Brooker, sold by Spink and Son Ltd from 1978-83.

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