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BM02857

Charles I gold Unite mintmark coronet

Charles I (1625-49), gold Unite of Twenty Shillings, Tower Mint, group D, fourth crowned bust left, class II, value XX in field behind, Latin legend and beaded border surrounding, initial mark crown (1635-36), .CAROLVS. D; G; MAG; BR; FR; ET. HIB; REX . rev. crowned quartered oval shield of arms, crowned C to left, crowned R to right, Latin legend and beaded border surrounding, terminal mark crown, FLORENT. CONCORDIA. REGNA. weight 9.11g (Brooker 95; Schneider 153; N.2153; S.2692). Some light raised die striations in the fields, double struck on reverse, otherwise with a pleasant red hue, almost extremely fine, pleasing.

The abbreviated obverse legend translates as "Charles, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland" and on the reverse "Through concord kingdoms flourish."

The original pyx trial records show that £95,694 of 22 carat crown gold was struck for this mint mark from 18th June 1635 until 14th February 1636.

Provenance:

St James Auction 6, 8th June 2007, lot 141.

A H Baldwin, Fixed Price List, Winter 2007, item BH026

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