Impressive Halfpound - Ex J.C.S. Rashleigh
Charles I. 1625-1649. AR halfpound. 60.27 gm. 47 mm. Plume i.m. Oxford mint. 1642. King on horseback left (Shrewsbury horseman), trampling arms on ground; Oxford plume behind; CAROLVS D G MAG BRIT FRAN ET HIB REX / RELIG PROT LEG ANG LIBER PAR (declaration) in two lines across center, •X• and three Shrewsbury plumes above, 1642 below; DEVS DISSIPENTVR INIMICI EXVRGAT around. S. 2944. N. 2403. Morrieson A/1. Extremely Fine; king's head double-struck yet bold; small flaw by mintmark on obverse; two small striking splits around 6'; beautiful tone, surfaces, and strike (from an NGC AU55 Wings holder). Choice.
Ex J C S Rashleigh Part III (Glendinning, June 1953, lot 257, plate XII).
Ex Goldbergs Auction 96 (14 February 2017) lot 2912, ($7500 all in).
(Formerly NGC AU55 Wings, 4437735-006).
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