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Charles I Halfcrown mintmark triangle

Charles I (1625-49), silver Halfcrown, Tower Mint, group 3a2, armoured King on horseback left, with sword and flowing cloak, rough ground below, beaded borders with abbreviated Latin legend surrounding, initial mark triangle both sides (1639-40), .CAROLVS D: G: MAG: BRI: FRA: ET HIB: REX., rev. oval quartered shield of arms, CHRISTO. AVSPICE. REGNO. weight 15.09g (cf.Brooker 352; Bull 394/32 this coin; N.2212; S.2776). Toned, a little weakly struck in parts otherwise, a bold very fine and pleasing.

The Latin legends translates on obverse 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 Patrick Finn, 1996, List no.8, item 285.

Stock of the Late Patrick Finn, Baldwin Auction 38, 2004, lot 378.

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