North Yorkshire Moors Collection, Part IV: Coins and Medals

To be Sold on: 21st January 2021

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

XII: Machine-made Coins of Charles II, Trial Broad, 1662, by T. Simon, in silver, laureate draped bust left, s below, car ii d g m br fr et hi rex, rev. florent concordia regna, crowned shield, dies 1/2, edge plain, 9.46g/146.2gr/6h (Lessen, BNJ 1995, type G, and pl. 12, 15, this coin; cf. N 2780). Extremely fine and attractively toned, excessively rare, possibly UNIQUE £3,000-£5,000

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XII: Machine-made Coins of Charles II, Trial Broad, 1662, by T. Simon, in silver, laureate draped bust left, s below, car ii d g m br fr et hi rex, rev. florent concordia regna, crowned shield, dies 1/2, edge plain, 9.46g/146.2gr/6h (Lessen, BNJ 1995, type G, and pl. 12, 15, this coin; cf. N 2780). Extremely fine and attractively toned, excessively rare, possibly UNIQUE £3,000-£5,000
Provenance: S. Tyssen Collection, Leigh Sotheby Auction, 12 April-31 May 1802, lot 3014; M. Trattle Collection, 30 May-13 July 1832, lot 2723; W. Durrant Collection, Sotheby Auction, 19-28 April 1847, lot 823; G. Sparkes Collection, Sotheby Auction, 2-3 February 1880, lot 162; W. Brice Collection; H, Montagu Collection, Part III, Sotheby Auction, 13-20 November 1896, lot 830; J.G. Murdoch Collection, Part III, Sotheby Auction, 8-13 June 1903, lot 633; H.E. Manville Collection, Spink Auction 140, 16 November 1999, lot 594 [from Spink December 1992]; L.M. LaRivière Collection, Spink Auction 166, 12 November 2003, lot 21; bt R.K. Richardson July 2007.

A die trial or presentation piece from the very start of the series, perhaps from the initial set of dies. This piece, because of the preliminary nature of the signature and the lack of die cracks, was carefully struck and pre-dates the production gold