Coins of Charles I From the Lyall Collection

Date of Auction: 21st September 2016

Sold for £6,500

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Shrewsbury mint, Halfcrown, 1642, Aberystwyth horseman, Aberystwyth plume in field behind, group of six pellets before legend, rev. Declaration in two lines, three Shrewsbury plumes above, date below, pellet before legend, 13.84g/3h (Bull 584/4e; Morr. B-4; SCBI Brooker 812a, this coin; N 2372; S 2928). Struck on a large flan, die cuts in reverse field, nearly extremely fine with old cabinet tone, very rare £3,000-4,000


Provenance: O. Fitch Collection; G. Hamilton-Smith Collection, Glendining Auction, 21 May 1919, lot 78; Helen Farquhar Collection, Glendining Auction, 25 April 1955, lot 99; W.E. Ashley Collection; J.G. Brooker Collection; bt S. Mitchell 2000