Auction 195  22 Sep 2021
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Lot 71

Estimate: 2000 GBP
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The Michael Gietzelt Collection of British and Irish Coins (1625-1660)

Charles I (1625-1649), Oxford mint, Unite, 1642, no mm., tall narrow bust, Declaration on two wavy lines, three plumes above, date below, colon before legend, 8.76g/7h (Beresford-Jones –/3; SCBI Schneider 309; SCBI Brooker 843; N 2386; S 2731). Pierced and plugged and with trace of mounting at 12 o'clock, sometime cleaned, otherwise very fine and very rare £2,000-£2,600


Provenance: Künker Auktion 349 (Osnabrück), 24 March 2021, lot 4075.

Shortly after settling at Oxford, the King issued a proclamation on 15 December 1642, setting up a Mint and directing Thomas Bushell, the Warden of the Mint at Shrewsbury, to join him, and to bring his establishment with him. Bushell arrived on 3 January 1642 (OS) and commenced operations in New Inn Hall, which had been allotted to him for that purpose
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