Starting Price: 10 000 USD
Charles I (1625-49), silver Pound, 1643, the 3 of date struck over 2. Oxford Mint, King on horseback left with raised sword and flowing sash, horse prancing over arms and armor including cannon, Oxford plume in field behind, all within beaded circle, legend and outer beaded circle surrounding, initial mark Oxford plume, CAROLVS: D: G: MAGNI: BRITANE: FRAN: ET HIB: REX, rev. Declaration in two lines across center, RELIG. PROT. LEG / ANG. LIBER. PAR, value between stops and Oxford plumes above, date below, beaded circles and legend surrounding, initial mark seven pellets, EXVRGAT: DEVS: DISSIPENTVR: INIMICI, weight 120.10g (Brooker 863A; Morrieson B-1; N 2398; S 2940; KM 239.2). Toned, with usual hammered edge, some small nicks and surface marks, in PCGS holder graded EF 40, Pop 1; the only example graded at PCGS. There are only 2 other pieces graded at NGC, 1 in XF-45, 1 in AU-55, and rare. Estimated Value $12,500
Ex The St Petersburg Collection, Heritage Long Beach Auction, 2nd June 2006, lot 13096.
PCGS certification 34313344
The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on obverse "Charles by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland," and on the reverse the cartouche Declaration as Charles I gave to the Privy Council at Wellington, Shropshire on 19th September 1642 as "The Religion of the Protestants, the Laws of England, the Liberty of Parliament" which when shown in full Latin should read "Religio Protestantium Leges Angliae Libertas Parliamenti," the outer legend translates as "Let God arise and let his enemies be scattered," a Psalm from the Bible. Ox for Oxford is shown below the date where the King had moved his Royalist capital from 29th October 1642.