The ‘Welsh Marches’ Collection of British Coins

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Date of Auction: 20th February 2019

Sold for £1,200

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Charles I (1625-1649), York mint, Halfcrown, Gp 2 [type 2], mm. lion, grass ground-line, rev. oval garnished shield, 14.36g/3h (Bull 551; Besly 1B; SCBI Brooker 1077, same dies; N 2310; S 2864). Slightly bowed from the rocker press employed to strike it, some edge and surface flaws and obverse slightly off-centre, otherwise about extremely fine and toned, very rare £1,200-£1,500


Provenance: A. Morris Collection [from Baldwin March 1994]