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Charles I Halfcrown (P), Parliamentary mint mark

Charles I (1625-49), silver Halfcrown, Tower Mint under Parliament, group 3a3, armoured King on horseback left, with upright sword and flowing cloak, beaded borders with abbreviated Latin legend surrounding, 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 14.71g (Brooker 354-6; Bull 490h/35; N.2213; S.2778). Toned, quite well struck for issue, a bold very fine with a good facial portrait of the King.

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."

Maurice Bull only traced and records two examples of this die combination in "The Half-crowns of Charles I 1625-1649".

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