Scottish Silver Coins and Tokens, 1664-1807, From the Collection of the Late Harrington Manville

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Date of Auction: 15th September 2015

Sold for £26,000

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Charles II (1649-1685), First coinage, 4 Merks, 1664, type I, wide thistle to left of head, 26.84g/12h (D 1; M 1; SCBI 35 –; B 1; S 5604; KM. 104.1). Adjustment marks both sides, small scratch above head and a tiny flaw in Irish shield, otherwise extremely fine with a superb portrait, light grey tone, very rare, especially in this condition; almost certainly the finest specimen available to commerce £6,000-8,000


Provenance: Bridgewater House Collection, Sotheby Auction, 15-16 June 1972, lot 530; A Small Collection of Scottish Coins, Sotheby Auction, 28 April 1976, lot 232; E.D.J. van Roekel Collection, Spink Auction 156, 15 November 2001, lot 280