The Collection of Halfcrowns formed by Brian Dawson (21 March 2019)

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Date of Auction: 21st March 2019

Sold for £2,200

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Halfcrown, Gp I, type 1b, mm. lis, housings decorated, no ground line, plume above square-topped shield with heavy garniture, 14.72g/1h (Bull 29/5 (0-16), this coin; SCBI Brooker 282, this coin; N 2203; S 2767). On a large flan, very fine or better with old cabinet tone but obverse slightly double-struck £1,500-£2,000


Provenance: J. Gibbs Collection; J.G. Murdoch Collection, Part II, Sotheby Auction, 8-13 June 1903, lot 128; F.A. Walters Collection, Part I, Sotheby Auction, 26-30 May 1913, lot 601; H.W. Morrieson Collection, Sotheby Auction, 20-4 November 1933, lot 464; R.C. Lockett Collection, Part II, Glendining Auction, 11-17 October 1956, lot 2279; J.G. Brooker Collection; bt Spink.

This coin is illustrated in G.R. Francis’s article, ‘Silver Coins of the Tower Mint of Charles I’ (BNJ XIII [1916], pl. I, 6)