Charles I (1625-49), Pontefract Shilling, 1648, struck on a lozenge shape ﬂan, crown above C.R at centre, legend surrounds from 3 o’clock, DVM SPIRO SPERO. Rev, Pontefract Castle, date below, OBS to left, XII for denomination to right, dividing P and C, 5.15g (S.3149; N.2647; Brooker 1233). Well-toned, very ﬁne for issue, much eye appeal, rare. A classic example of the Charles I Pontefract siege piece series coinage.
Ex D.N.W, Auction 106, 6th February 2013, lot 540, hammering for £5,208 (inclusive of premium)