Ancient, British and World Coins, Tokens, Tickets and Passes, Historical and Art Medals, Numismatic Books and Banknotes. Includes the Ellen Judson Collection of British Tokens (Part II) (19 March 2003)

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Date of Auction: 19th March 2003

Sold for £8,000

Estimate: £7,000 - £8,000

Charles I (1625-1649), Exeter mint, Halfcrown, ‘1642’, mm. Truro rose on obv., Exeter rose on rev., King, holding marshal’s baton aloft, galloping over arms, rev. scroll garnished oval shield with lion’s paws at sides and date in cartouche at bottom, 14.52g/10h (Besly L28; SCBI Brooker 1014, same dies; N 2534; S 3071). Small striking split at 11 o’clock and small dig in obverse field, otherwise very fine and very rare (£7,000-8,000)


K.W. Woodhouse Collection, Glendining Auction, 11 December 1968, lot 189;
Sir Halford Reddish Collection;
G.S. Hopkins Collection, Baldwin’s Auction 30, 7-8 May 2002, lot 265

Coins from this die combination are more rare than those bearing mm. Truro rose both sides (Besly L22)