1629 – 30 CHARLES I TOWER MINT MM HEART HALFCROWN

Charles I (1625 – 49) Tower mint under the King (1625 – 42) Halfcrown, Group II, type 2/1b Mule, second horseman, smaller figure of the king in armour with sword over his shoulder, on taller horse striding left, plume on horses’s head, rose on housing, reads MAG BR FR ET HI, rev. Lightly garnished square shield, large plume above mm. Heart (S.2768; N.2204; Bull 76/7) – Weight 14.68 grams

About Very Fine, extremely rare with a strong provenance. One of a few surviving examples of this brief transitional issue.

PROVENANCE

Ex V.J.E. Ryan Collection Part II, Glendining Auction, 22-4 January 1952, lot 1088

Ex R. Carlyon-Britton Collection; with Seaby 1959

Ex Dr. E. Burstal Collection, Glendining Auction, 15-16 May 1968, lot 267

Ex T.W.J.D. Dupree Collection

Ex P. Hunt Collection

Ex C. Adams Collection, Spink Auction 177, 1 December 2005, lot 82


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Charles I (1625 – 49) Tower mint under the King (1625 – 42) Halfcrown, Group II, type 2/1b Mule, second horseman, smaller figure of the king in armour with sword over his shoulder, on taller horse striding left, plume on horses’s head, rose on housing, reads MAG BR FR ET HI, rev. Lightly garnished square shield, large plume above mm. Heart (S.2768; N.2204; Bull 76/7) – Weight 14.68 grams

About Very Fine, extremely rare with a strong provenance. One of a few surviving examples of this brief transitional issue.

PROVENANCE

Ex V.J.E. Ryan Collection Part II, Glendining Auction, 22-4 January 1952, lot 1088

Ex R. Carlyon-Britton Collection; with Seaby 1959

Ex Dr. E. Burstal Collection, Glendining Auction, 15-16 May 1968, lot 267

Ex T.W.J.D. Dupree Collection

Ex P. Hunt Collection

Ex C. Adams Collection, Spink Auction 177, 1 December 2005, lot 82

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