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Charles I Unite, Tower mint, mintmark bell, group D, fourth bust

Charles I (1625-49),gold Unite of Twenty Shillings, Tower Mint, group D, fourth crowned bust left, class IIa, value XX in field behind, Latin legend and beaded border surrounding, initial mark small bell (1634-35), .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 large bell, FLORENT. CONCORDIA. REGNA., weight 8.80g (Brooker 89-90; Schneider 151; N.2153; S.2692).A little uneven in shape, lightly toned, some light flaws, good very fine.

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 £85,804 of 22 carat crown gold was struck for this mint mark from 1st April 1634 until 31st March 1635.

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