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Auction 5  15 Mar 2022
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Lot 35

Starting price: 2000 GBP
Price realized: 3400 GBP
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AU55 | Charles I (1625-49), gold Unite, Tower Mint, group F, sixth crowned 'Briot's' bust left with stellate lace collar, value XX in field behind, legend and beaded border surrounding, initial mark triangle (1639-40), CAROLVS. D; G; MAG; BRI; FRA; ET. HIB; REX, rev. crowned quartered oval shield of arms, crowned C to left, crowned R to right, legend and beaded border surrounding, terminal mark crown, .FLORENT. CONCORDIA. REGNA., 9.17g (Schneider 162; N.2154; S.2694, incorrect number on holder). Lightly toned with residual lustre, well centred, just a tad weak of strike, graded by NGC as AU55, very rare and with an excellent pedigree.

NGC Certification 6318989-005

The triangle mint mark has one of the lowest outputs in Charles I's reign, the original pyx trial records showing that just £38,573 of 22 carat crown gold was struck for this mint mark from 1st April 1639 until 31st March 1640.

Ex V. J. E. Ryan, first part, Glendining, 28th June 1950, lot 458, plate XIV, sold for £13/10/-
Ex J. G. Brooker, Collection dispersed through Spink early 1980s.
Ex Spink Numismatic Circular, August 2005, item HS2199.

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