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GM25354

Charles I gold Crown, Tower under Parliament, mm (R), NGC XF40

Regular price £2,500
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Charles I (1625-49), gold Crown, Tower Mint under Parliament, group D, fourth crowned bust left, class I, bust 5, value behind, initial mark (R) (1644-45) both sides, beaded circles and legend surrounding, CAROLVS. D'. G'. MAG'. BRI'. FR'. ET. HI'. REX, rev. crowned quartered oval shield of arms, crowned C to left, crowned R to right, CVLTORES. SVI. DEVS. PROTEGIT, weight 2.16g (Schneider 256; cf.Brooker 224; N.2185; S.2716). Toned, some light creasing and surface wear, has been slabbed and graded by NGC as XF40, extremely rare issue.

NGC Certification 2124443-009.

As of September 2022 this coin is one of only two examples graded at NGC with none at PCGS.

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 original pyx trial records for this mint mark are combined with the earlier (P) mark and show an output of a mere £135,315 worth of 22 carat crown gold between 29th May 1643 and 12th May 1645.

Provenance:

Ex Dr Rolf Baumhauer, British gold Collection, Sincona, Zurich, Auction 75, 16th May 2022, lot 110.

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