The Collection of Halfcrowns formed by Brian Dawson

To be Sold on: 21st March 2019

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

Sold for: £3,600

Charles I (1625-1649), Tower mint, Halfcrown, Gp II, type 2d, mm. harp, cross on housings, rev. plume above large oval scroll-garnished shield between c-r, 15.10g/3h (Bull p.355, 155/21 (S-11-2), this coin, but not listed in main catalogue; SCBI Brooker 314, this coin; N 2208; S 2770). Obverse fine, reverse very fine, old cabinet tone, extremely rare £4,000-£5,000

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Charles I (1625-1649), Tower mint, Halfcrown, Gp II, type 2d, mm. harp, cross on housings, rev. plume above large oval scroll-garnished shield between c-r, 15.10g/3h (Bull p.355, 155/21 (S-11-2), this coin, but not listed in main catalogue; SCBI Brooker 314, this coin; N 2208; S 2770). Obverse fine, reverse very fine, old cabinet tone, extremely rare £4,000-£5,000
Provenance: Mrs Street Collection; R.W. Marsham[-Townshend] Collection, Sotheby Auction, 19-27 November 1888, lot 534; H. Montagu Collection, Part III, Sotheby Auction, 13-20 November 1896, lot 312; H.W. Morrieson Collection, Sotheby Auction, 20-4 November 1933, lot 470; R.C. Lockett Collection, Part III, Glendining Auction, 4-6 November 1958, lot 3401; J.G. Brooker Collection; bt Spink.

This coin is illustrated in G.R. Francis’s article ‘Silver Coins of the Tower Mint of Charles I’ (BNJ XIII [1916], pl. II, 4)