The Collection of Halfcrowns formed by Brian Dawson

To be Sold on: 21st March 2019

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Sold for: £5,000

Charles I (1625-1649), Exeter mint, Halfcrown, 1644, mm. rose on obv., ex on rev., horse with twisted tail, no ground line, Declaration in two lines, three small plumes above, date between pellets and Ex below, reads exvrgai and lip par, 14.04g/5h (Bull 665/38E (D31p-3f); Besly N38, and BNJ 1992, pl. 18, this coin; SCBI Brooker 1053, this coin; N 2571; S 3080). Rather double-struck on reverse, otherwise very fine with old cabinet tone, extremely rare £6,000-£8,000

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Charles I (1625-1649), Exeter mint, Halfcrown, 1644, mm. rose on obv., ex on rev., horse with twisted tail, no ground line, Declaration in two lines, three small plumes above, date between pellets and Ex below, reads exvrgai and lip par, 14.04g/5h (Bull 665/38E (D31p-3f); Besly N38, and BNJ 1992, pl. 18, this coin; SCBI Brooker 1053, this coin; N 2571; S 3080). Rather double-struck on reverse, otherwise very fine with old cabinet tone, extremely rare £6,000-£8,000
Provenance: W.J. Whittaker Collection, Sotheby Auction, 2-4 May 1894, lot 120; H.W. Thorburn Collection, Part I, Sotheby Auction, 27-9 November 1918, lot 240; V.J.E. Ryan Collection, Part II, Glendining Auction, 22-4 January 1952, lot 1197; J.G. Brooker Collection; bt Spink