James I (1603-25), third coinage, Halfcrown

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James I (1603-25), third coinage, Halfcrown, king crowned and in armour holding sword, on horseback walking right, no groundline below, rev. square garnished shield, m.m. rose, 14.89g. (N.2122; S.2666A). Tiny…
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Description

James I (1603-25), third coinage, Halfcrown, king crowned and in armour holding sword, on horseback walking right, no groundline below, rev. square garnished shield, m.m. rose, 14.89g. (N.2122; S.2666A). Tiny piercing through Q of QVAE, otherwise an exceptionally well struck, full round coin, good very fine, extremely rare.

Ex. – E C Carter, collection purchased en bloc by Baldwin, 1950.
Ex. – Seaby’s Coin & Medal Bulletin, May 1970, no. DC59.
Ex. – P Hunt, portion of collection purchased by Colin Adams, March 2000.
Ex. – Colin Adams Collection, Spink Lot 52, December 2005.

Only one other example of this type, mintmark rose without groundline, has appeared at auction in the last fifty years, cf. Baldwin’s Auctions no.30, lot 604. The unusually high quality suggests that this may well be a prototype or fine-work piece.

Specification

Period1603 - 1625
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Halfcrown

Coin Ruler

James I

Country

England

Coin House

House of Stuart

Metal

Silver

ReferencesN.2122; S.2666A
Weight14.89 g

Provenance

Ex. - E C Carter, collection purchased en bloc by Baldwin, 1950.
Ex. - Seaby's Coin & Medal Bulletin, May 1970, no. DC59.
Ex. - P Hunt, portion of collection purchased by Colin Adams, March 2000.
Ex. – Colin Adams Collection, Spink Lot 52, December 2005.

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