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1625-1626 King Charles I Hammered Gold Unite Coin Group B Cross Calvary

1625-1626 King Charles I Hammered Gold Unite Coin Group B Cross Calvary Obverse

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Hammered group B Tower Mint gold Unite of King Charles I with cross calvary mint mark. Obverse: second bust - crowned, left-facing portrait of the King wearing ruff, armour and a cloak. Clothing extends through the beaded circle that surrounds the portrait. ‘XX’ value mark behind with cross calvary mint mark above (1625-1626). Legend reads: ‘CARLOVS D .’ G .’ MAG .’ BR ‘ FR .’ ET HI .’ REX’. Beaded circle to edge. Reverse: shield of royal arms, surmounted by a large crown that breaks through the inner beaded circle and brushes the edge of the coin. Legend reads: ‘FLORENT CONCORDIA REGNA’ with cross calvary mintmark at the end of the legend. Unites were first issued in the reign of King James I and were struck again under King Charles I, largely at the Tower but also, rarely, at the provincial mints established during the Civil Wars. This example was struck very early in Charles’ reign and comes with two old coin cards. Weight: 9.00 grams. Diameter: 33.8 millimetres. References: GF - Good Fine, slightly better in places. References: S 2687, North 2148.
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Group B, second bust of Charles I, facing left wearing crown, ruff, cloak and armour. Mint mark: cross calvary. Legend: 'CARLOVS D .' G .' MAG .' BR ' FR .' ET HI .' REX’'.


Shield of royal arms with crown above, extending to the edge of the coin. Two beaded circles. Legend reads 'FLORENT CONCORDIA REGNA' with cross calvary mint mark before crown.


English hammered gold coin. Weight: 9.00 grams. Diameter (approx.): 33.8 millimetres.


GF - Good Fine, slightly better in places. See photos for details.

What Are Gold Unites?

Unites were a large English gold coin, first issued in the reign of King James I (ruled 1603 to 1625). Their name speaks to the union of the crowns, brought by James’ accession to the English throne, and his unsuccessful plans to unite the legislatures of his two kingdoms. Initially, these coins were valued at 20 Shillings but the value was later increased to 22 Shillings. Unites were minted as part of James’ second coinage (1604-1619) and were reintroduced during the reign of his son, King Charles I. Charles’ Unites were minted at the Tower but also - rarely - by provincial Civil War mints. Production continued during the interregnum period and after the restoration of Charles II. They ceased to be minted as machine milling became standard, replaced with the gold Guinea.

Frequently Asked Questions

Unites were large hammered gold coins first issued in the reign of James I, named for his plans to unite England and Scotland.


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