Charles I (1625-1649), Shilling, Tower mint, Group D, type 3a, crowned small neat fourth bust left, mark of value in field behind, mintmark crown (1635-36) both sides, legend reads CAROLVS DG MA BR FR ET HI REX. Rev, oval garnished coat of arms, reads CHRISTO AVSPICE REGNO, 5.76g, (S.2791; N.2225; E2/2; Brooker 502).
Dark toning on the obverse, reverse mottled or uneven toning. Portrait, especially in the hair well struck and detailed, legends legible with one soft spot in part of King’s name. Bold good very fine.
Ex W. A. Nicholls, bought February 1999