1642 Silver Pound About GVF


Date:
1642
Type:
Silver Pound
Material:
Silver
Weight:
119.1 gms
Quality:
About GVF
Spink:
S2917
Status:
Reserved
Price:
£28,775

Description:
Charles I Silver Shrewsbury 1642 Pound mm 5 pellets on obv only - "The first silver Civil War currency pound" N2361 S2917 GVF. King on horseback ,with Shrewsbury plume behind from the puncheon of Tower Gp 3 Crowns. Rev declaration between two straight lines and 1642 below. Wt 119.1 gms.

These are first Civil War Pound pieces and were difficult to make given there large diameter and thickness. A historic piece.

Toned and with a small edge split at 2 O'clock and various flan flaws on the obv and rev., however comes with a marvellous provenance dating back to 1888. In the 1896 Montagu sale its was described as "extra rare and very well preserved". Very Rare.

Ex. R. Marsham Sotheby 19/11/1888 lot 584A.
H. Montagu Sotheby 13/11/1896 lot 534.
H. Webb collection purchased Baldwins 1935.
H. Lingford Glendining 24/10/1950 lot 137.
F. Willis Glendining 5/6/1991 lot 304.
P. Karon Spink 17/11/1998 lot 84. Illustrated in Coincrafts 2000 Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins Ref. C1PD-150.

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