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1640-1641 Charles I Hammered Silver Shilling Group F MM Star

1640-1641 Charles I Hammered Silver Shilling Group F MM Star Obverse

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£199.00
A collectable hammered silver Shilling of King Charles the First. The star mint mark to both sides indicates that this coin was struck in the year 1640 or 1641 in London before Parliament seized control of the Tower mint. The obverse features the sixth ‘Briot’s’ bust, type 4.4, facing left. The Roman numerals ‘XII’ behind Charles I’s head indicate the coins value: twelve pence or one Shilling. The reverse shows an ornate, garnished oval shield of royal arms. Charles was facing bankruptcy in 1640 and seized silver bullion from the Tower mint worth £130,000. This coin is relatively common in lower grades but hard to find with a reverse as good as this one.
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Obverse

Group F. Sixth larger ‘Briot's’ bust type 4.4 with stellate lace collar and widespread double arched crown facing left, XII behind for denomination all within a beaded circle with legend around: 'CARLOVS · D ‘ G ‘ MAG : BR : FR : ET · HI : REX'. Mint mark: Star.

Reverse

Onate oval shield of arms within beaded circle. Legend around reads 'CHRISTO AVSPICE REGNO'. Mint mark: Star.

Grade

VF/EF - A light colourful tone especially the reverse well struck on good flan, strong clear details and legends, bust a little weaker struck and Very Fine, the reverse much better and Extremely Fine.

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