The North Yorkshire Moors Collection of British Coins formed by Marvin Lessen (Part 2) (3 July 2019)

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Date of Auction: 3rd July 2019

Sold for £2,200

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,600

Henry VI (First reign, 1422-1461), Annulet issue, Halfgroat, York, mm. cross II on obv. only, lis by neck, 11 arcs to tressure, 1.73g/6h (Lessen dies 1/1, and BNJ 1993, pl. 8, 14, this coin; DIG 1/1, this coin illustrated; Whitton 4; N 1430; S 1843). Small edge flaw at 1 o’clock on obverse, otherwise very fine and toned, extremely rare; only 8 specimens believed known, 3 of which are in institutions
£2,000-£2,600

Footnote

Provenance: E..J. Shepherd Collection, Sotheby Auction, 22 July 1885, lot 169; H. Montagu Collection Duplicates, Sotheby Auction, 7-12 May 1888, lot 140; S. Rostron Collection, Sotheby Auction, 16-20 May 1892, lot 79; F.A. Walters Collection, Part I, Sotheby Auction, 26-30 May 1913, lot 316; L.E. Bruun Collection, Part I, Sotheby Auction, 18-22 May 1925, lot 440; E.H. Wheeler Collection; R.C. Lockett Collection, Part II, Glendining Auction, 11-17 October 1956, lot 1515 [privately, from E.H.W.]; R. Carlyon-Britton Collection; SCMB January 1962 (H 627); T.W.J.D. Dupree Collection; SNC March 1990 (983).

Previously references to this coin having been owned by Thomas Dimsale (1824), Joseph Martin (1859) and Roderick Murchison (1868), as per the Montagu cataloguer, are almost certainly incorrect and refer to a different coin