British and World Coins from the Dr George de Bruin Collection (17 November 2011)

Date of Auction: 17th November 2011

Sold for £3,600

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Charles I (1625-1649), Exeter mint, Shilling, 1644, mm. rose, large bust of coarse style, rev. initial mark divides date, 5.89g/2h (Besly C10; SCBI Brooker 1061, this coin; N 2573; S 3085). Small indentation in front of face and legends weak in places, otherwise extremely fine with a superb portrait, attractively toned, rare £1,500-2,000


Provenance: L.E. Bruun Collection, Sotheby Auction, 18-22 May 1924, lot 767 (part); V.J.E. Ryan Collection, Part II, Glendining Auction, 22-4 January 1952, lot 1201; J.G. Brooker Collection; bt A. Jacobs