The Collection of Halfcrowns formed by Brian Dawson

To be Sold on: 21st March 2019

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Charles I (1625-1649), Worcester or Shrewsbury mint, Halfcrown, mm. small lis, horseman left, sa below obliterated by large pellet (’cannonball’), crowned oval shield, 14.83g/1h (Bull 674/32 (96-8); Allen H-32; SCBI Brooker 1159; N 2602; S 3121). Sometime cleaned and rather double-struck on an irregular flan, otherwise nearly extremely fine and toned, extremely rare £6,000-£8,000

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Charles I (1625-1649), Worcester or Shrewsbury mint, Halfcrown, mm. small lis, horseman left, sa below obliterated by large pellet (’cannonball’), crowned oval shield, 14.83g/1h (Bull 674/32 (96-8); Allen H-32; SCBI Brooker 1159; N 2602; S 3121). Sometime cleaned and rather double-struck on an irregular flan, otherwise nearly extremely fine and toned, extremely rare £6,000-£8,000
Provenance: Priorslee (Shropshire) Hoard, April 1982; Glendining Auction, 5 September 1984, lot 182.

The description and image in the Glendining catalogue suggests that the coin has been skilfully cleaned and re-toned at some time in the last 35 years