Coins of Charles I From the Lyall Collection

Date of Auction: 21st September 2016

Sold for £200

Estimate: £150 - £200

York mint, Halfcrown [in the style of type 4], mm. triangle, 12.11g/6h (Bull –; Besly pl. 8, 8; SCBI Brooker 1188, this coin; N 2312; S 2866). A contemporary or slightly later forgery in base silver, better than fine £150-200


Provenance: J.G. Brooker Collection [from Spink January 1957]; bt M.C.S. Rasmussen 2000.

An anomalous coin with a Tower mint-mark but stylistically similar to some of the base York halfcrowns. Besly mentions the type briefly in his article ‘The York Mint of Charles I’ (
BNJ 54, pp.232-3)