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GM27012

Charles I gold Crown, issued under Parliament 1643-44 mm (P) extremely rare

Regular price £2,500
Regular price Sale price £2,500

Charles I (1625-49), gold Crown of Five Shillings, Tower Mint under Parliament, group D, class I, fourth crowned bust in ruff left, bust variety 5, value V behind, beaded circles and legend surrounding, initial mark (P) (1643-44) both sides, CAROLVS. D'. G'. MAG'. BRI'. FRA'. ET. HI'. REX, rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, beaded circles and legend surrounding, CVLTORES. SVI. DEVS. PROTEGIT, weight 2.22g (Schneider 256; Brooker 220; N.2185; S.2716). Toned with some black deposit both sides, light surface marks and hairlines both sides, has been graded and slabbed by PCGS as cleaned AU details, however as the coin has old deposit it does not really seem to have been cleaned as such, an extremely rare mint mark.

PCGS Certification 902037.92/44802504.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on obverse "Charles by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland," and on the reverse "God protects his worshippers." These gold coins are struck in 22 carat "crown" gold.

The mint mark of (P) is combined in the original accounts with that of the following mint mark of (R) which totalled £135,315 of crown gold 22 carat fineness. The (P) was used to denote Parliament and was issued from 29th May 1643 until 15th July 1644.

Provenance:

Ex Mark and Lottie Salton Collection, Stacks Bowers, 24th August 2022, lot 31195.

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