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DG13026

Charles I Sixpence Tower mint, initial mark anchor, group E, 5th bust

Charles I (1625-49), silver Sixpence, Tower Mint, group E, type 42, fifth larger crowned bust left, value VI in field behind, initial mark anchor (1638-39) both sides, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding both sides, CAROLVS. D; G; MA; BR; FR; ET HI; REX, rev. cross fleur over crowned quartered shield of arms, .CHRISTO. AVSPICE. REGNO., weight 2.83g (Brooker 631; N.2245; S.2816). Toned, double struck with excess metal around rim, one small attempted piercing, about very fine, reverse better.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "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 Mark Freehill Collection, Noble Numismatics, Auction 122, 19-21st November 2019, lot 2950.

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