The Collection of Halfcrowns formed by Brian Dawson

To be Sold on: 21st March 2019

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Sold for: £30,000

Charles II (1660-1685), Second Hammered issue, Halfcrown, mm. crown on obv. only, with mark of value, reads brit fra, 15.06g/1h (ESC 286 [450]; N 2760; S 3313). Extremely fine for issue and extremely rare, possibly the finest known example
£6,000-£8,000

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Charles II (1660-1685), Second Hammered issue, Halfcrown, mm. crown on obv. only, with mark of value, reads brit fra, 15.06g/1h (ESC 286 [450]; N 2760; S 3313). Extremely fine for issue and extremely rare, possibly the finest known example
£6,000-£8,000
Provenance: 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 744; G.J. Bascom Collection, Sotheby Auction, 15-16 June 1914, lot 193; bt P. Wallwork 1995.

Superior to Murdoch 558, then described as “perhaps the finest known specimen”