The Horace Hird Collection of Tudor, Stuart and Commonwealth Coins and Patterns

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The Horace Hird Collection of Tudor, Stuart and Commonwealth Coins and Patterns

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UNC Details | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Second 'Restoration' Coinage, Third and Fourth Issue [Fine Gold], Angel [of 10 Shillings], (Pyx Period: 1 November 1573 - 25 May 1574), Tower, (m.m.) ELIZABETH : D '. G '. ANG .' FR .' ET : HI ' REGINA, St. Michael vanquishing Dragon, rev. (m.m.) A : DNO : FACTVM : EST : ISTVD : ET : EST : MIRABI .' Ship sailing left, surmounted by square-topped shield and crucifix mast dividing E and Rose, twisted rigging 2/3, with bowsprit, waves lapping below, 5.02g [77.6grns], 7h, m.m. acorn [over ermine] (HCN 341; Montagu -; Murdoch -; Lockett 4091 this coin; cf. Com...

MS63 | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third 'Restoration' Coinage, Sixth Issue [Fine Gold], Angel [of 10 Shillings], (Pyx Period: 1 February - 29 November 1583), Tower, (m.m.) ELIZABETH : D '. G '. ANG .' FR .' ET : HI ' REGINA, St. Michael vanquishing Dragon, rev. (m.m.) A : DNO : FACTVM : EST : ISTVD : ET : EST : MIRABI '. Ship sailing left, surmounted by square-topped shield and crucifix mast dividing E and Rose, twisted rigging 3/2, without bowsprit, waves lapping below, 5.05g [78.0grns], 6h, m.m. bell [over sword ?] (HCN 105; Montagu Duplicates II, 132; Murdoch I, 609; Lockett 1963 this coin; c...

AU58 | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third 'Restoration' Coinage, Sixth Issue [Fine Gold], Angel [of 10 Shillings], (Pyx Period: 1 June 1587 - 31 January 1590), Tower, (m.m.) ELIZABETH : D .' G ' ANG .' FR ' ET • HI ' REGINA •, St. Michael vanquishing Dragon, rev. (m.m.) A • DNO : FACTVM : EST : ISTVD ET : EST : MIRABI .' Ship surmounted by square-topped shield and crucifix mast dividing E and Rose, twisted rigging 3/2, with bowsprit, waves lapping below, 5.06g [77.9grns], 9h, m.m. crescent (HCN 108; Montagu -; Murdoch -; O'Hagan 114[a]; Carlyon-Britton 608; Lockett 4092; Comber I, 26; Schneider I,...

MS62 | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third 'Restoration' Coinage, Sixth Issue [Fine Gold], Angel [of 10 Shillings], (Pyx Period: 1 February 1592- 8 May 1594), Tower, (m.m.) ELIZABETH : D .' G .' ANG .' FR '• ET • HI .' REGINA, St. Michael vanquishing Dragon, rev. (m.m.) A : DNO : FACTVM : EST : ISTVD : ET : EST ' MIRARI ' [sic], Ship surmounted by square-topped shield and crucifix mast dividing E and Rose, twisted rigging 3/2, with bowsprit, waves lapping below, 5.13g [79.2grns], 10h, m.m. tun (HCN 110; Montagu -; Murdoch -; Lockett 4092; Comber II, 125; Schneider I, 786-790 this m.m. unrepresented...

UNC Details | Henry VIII (1509-1547), Third Coinage, Crown of the Double Rose, 1546-1547, Bristol Castle, (Under-Treasurer, William Sharrington), (m.m.) hEnRIC '. 8 • ROSA : + : SInE : + : SPInE : (trefoil) : double saltire stops, crowned double Tudor Rose, dividing crowned h - R, rev. : WS : D .' G.' AnGLIE : + : FRA .' Z : hIB '. REX :, crowned squared-topped shield dividing h - R, double saltire stops, Lombardic lettering, 3.03g [46.8grns], 7h, p.m. -/WS (HCN 36; Lockett 4344; Whitton variant 2; Schneider I, 640; North 1836; Spink 2310), a slightly irregular flan and some smoothing to rever...

AU53 | Edward VI (1547-1553), Second Period, First Issue, Crown, 24 January 1549 - 12 April 1549, Tower, EDWARD : VI : D : G : AGL : FR • Z • HIB : REX, crowned oval and elaborately garnished shield, dividing E-R, rev. (m.m.) SCVTVM : FIDEI : PROTEGET : EVM :, youthful bare head and cuirassed bust right, double lozenge stops, 2.66g [41.1grns], 9h, p.m. arrow/- (HCN 48; Potter 1(b); Lockett 1863 this coin; Schneider I, 676 same dies; North 1913; Spink 2441), adjustment marks to peripheries and a hint of creasing, otherwise somewhat bright, the portrait otherwise bold, especially amongst the fin...

XF45 | Edward VI (1547-1553), Second Period, Second Issue, Crown, 12 April 1549 - April 1550, Tower, EDWARD : VI : D : G : AGL : FR • Z • HIB : REX, youthful crowned and cuirassed bust right, rev. (m.m.) SCVTVM : FIDEI : PROTEGET : EVM :, crowned oval and elaborately garnished shield, dividing E-R, 2.63g [40.7grns], 9h, m.m. arrow (HCN 58; Potter 2(a); Montagu II, 798 same dies; Murdoch I, 473 same dies; Lockett -; Schneider I, 677 same dies; North 1914; Spink 2442), faint creases and die clashing as usual for type, otherwise attractively toned with orange-red hues accentuating lustre in reces...

MS62+ | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), First 'Tentative' Coinage, Third and Fourth Issue [Crown Gold], Crown [of 5 Shillings], (Pyx Period: 1 July 1567 - 28 February 1570), Tower, ELIZABETH : D .['] G •['] AN .' FR '• ET : HI .' REGINA, crowned bust 4C left, rev. (m.m.) SCVTVM : FIDEI : PROTEGET : EAM crowned square-topped shield dividing E-R, 2.82g [43.6grns], 5h, m.m. coronet (HCN 167; Montagu III, 53; Murdoch -; Ryan 338 this coin; cf. Lockett 1993; Comber I, 13; Schneider I, 751 same dies; Brown & Comber H11; North 1995; Spink 2522A), some partial striking softness with an irregular edge between...

AU55 | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), First 'Tentative' Coinage, Third and Fourth Issue [Crown Gold], Crown [of 5 Shillings], (Pyx Period: 1 March 1570 - 15 December 1571), Tower, ELIZABETH : D .' G .' ANG .' FR .' ET : HI .' REGINA, crowned bust 4C left, rev. (m.m.) SCVTVM : FIDEI : PROTEGET : EAM crowned square-topped shield dividing E-R, 2.61g [40.4grns], 12h, m.m. castle (HCN 169; Montagu -; Murdoch -; Ryan -; Lockett 3294 = Schneider I, 751A; Brown & Comber H12; North 1995; Spink 2522A), a trace of doubling and faint crimping, otherwise handsomely cabinet toned, a really bold very fine, an extr...

AU55 | James I (1603-1625), Second Coinage, Britain Crown [of 5 Shillings and Sixpence], 1613-1615, Tower, (m.m.) • IACOBVS .' D .' G .' MAG .' BRI .' FRA .' ET .' HI .' REX, fifth crowned and cuirassed bust right, rev. (m.m.) HENRICVS • ROSAS • REGNA • IACOBVS, crowned square-topped shield dividing I-R, 2.46g [37.9grns], 8h, m.m. cinquefoil (HCN 221; Lingford 1010 this coin; Schneider II, 52-56, [cf. 51 for m.m.]; North 2092; Spink 2626), flan filed at 3 o'clock, otherwise on a broad and slightly wavy flan, a really bold very fine, a rare privy mark for bust type, in NGC 'Horace Hird' holder,...

MS62 | James I (1603-1625), Second Coinage, Thistle Crown [of 4-Shillings], 1610-1611, Tower, (m.m.) IA .' D .' G .' MAG .' BR .' F .' ET .' H .' REX, crowned rose dividing I-R, rev. (m.m.) TVEATVR • VNITA • DEVS • annulet stops, crowned thistle dividing I-R, 1.89g [28.8grns], 7h, m.m. bell over key (HCN 234; Lingford 1037 this coin; Schneider II, 57-60 this m.m. unrepresented; North 2096; Spink 2627), slightly irregular flan, otherwise good very fine, in NGC 'Horace Hird' holder, graded MS62 (Cert. #6135299-019)ProvenanceA Lost Parcel from the Celebrated Horace Hird Collection H M Lingford,...

AU58 | James I (1603-1625), Third Coinage, Quarter-Laurel [of 5-Shillings], 1624, Tower, (m.m.) IACOBVS D : G : MAG : BRI : FR : ET HI : REX, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, value behind, rev. HENRIC • ROSAS • REGNA (m.m.) • IACO? crowned square-topped shield over cross fourchée, beaded inner circles both sides, 2.27g [35.0grns], 6h, m.m. trefoil (HCN 229; Lingford 1128a; Schneider II, - [cf. 99-100]; North 2119; Spink 2642B), a delightful example of this common coin, however seldom encountered so uniformly struck, further accentuated with lustre in recesses, toned, almost extremely...

AU53 | Charles I (1625-1649), Group B, Crown, 1625-1626, Tower, CAROLVS • D • G • MA • BR • FR • ET • HI • REX, B over G in MAG to read MA • BR, crowned, draped and cuirassed bust left, wearing ruff, value behind, rev. CVLTORES • SVI • DEVS • PROTEG : (m.m.), crowned square-topped and lightly garnished shield, wire line inner circles both sides, 2.05g [31.6grns], 7h, m.m. cross calvary (HCN 259; Brooker 188 same dies; Schneider II, 225-226 the reverse legend reading unrepresented, and 1959, 7; North 2181; Spink 2711), some partial striking weakness, otherwise an interesting die pairing, the ob...

MS62 | Charles I (1625-1649), Group D, Crown, 1633-1634, Type 3, Tower, CAROLVS • D .' G .' MA .' BR .' FR .' ET • HI .' REX, fourth crowned, draped and cuirassed bust left, falling lace collar, value behind, rev. CVLTORES • SVI • DEVS • PROTEGIT (m.m.), crowned oval garnished shield, dividing crowned C-R, beaded inner circles both sides, 2.30g [35.3grns], 4h, m.m. portcullis (HCN 267; Brooker 207 same dies; Schneider II, 244 same obverse die; North 2185; Spink 2715), superficial scuffs in fields, on an irregular flan with traces of doubling to reverse, otherwise attractively toned, a really p...

AU58 | Charles I (1625-1649), Group E, Crown, 1638-1639, Tower [under King], CAROLVS • D .' G .' MA .' BR .' FR .' ET • HI .' REX, fifth 'Aberystwyth' crowned, draped and cuirassed bust left, falling lace collar, value behind, rev. CVLTORES • SVI • DEVS • PROTEGIT (m.m.), crowned oval garnished shield, dividing crowned C-R, beaded inner circles both sides, 2.23g [34.5grns], 8h, m.m. anchor [straight flukes to right / upright] (HCN 271; Brooker 227-228 same obverse die; Schneider II, 266 same dies; North 2188; Spink 2717), irregular flan, otherwise pleasantly toned with flares of lustre in rece...

AU58 | Charles I (1625-1649), Group D, Crown, 1639-1640, Tower [under King], CAROLVS • D .' G .' MAG .' BRI .' FR .' ET • HI .' REX, fourth crowned, draped and cuirassed bust left, falling lace collar, value behind, rev. CVLTORES • SVI • DEVS • PROTEGIT (m.m.), crowned oval garnished shield, dividing crowned C-R, beaded inner circles both sides, 2.25g [34.7grns], 5h, m.m. triangle (HCN 272; Brooker 214-215; Schneider II, 252; North 2185; Spink 2715), lightly toned with rub to portrait, a pleasing very fine, in NGC 'Horace Hird' holder, graded AU58 (Cert. #6135299-024)ProvenanceA Lost Parcel fr...

MS63 | Commonwealth (1649-1660), Gold Crown, 1658, • THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAN • English shield within palm and laurel wreath, rev. • 1658 • GOD • WITH • VS, conjoined shields of England and Ireland, 2.35g [36.2grns], 2h, m.m. anchor [over sun] (HCN 307; BM E.1448; Montagu III, 677 = Murdoch II, 384 same dies; Ducie 39 this coin; Schneider II, 366 same dies; North 2720; Spink 3213), small scratches on English shield, otherwise a pleasingly round coin with a light but handsome cabinet tone, a bolder very fine, an excessively rare date, in NGC 'Horace Hird' holder, graded MS63 (Cert. #6135299-0...

AU53 | Henry VIII, with Katharine of Aragon (1509-1547), Second Coinage, George Noble [of 6-Shillings and 8 Pence], (Struck 5 November 1526 - 1529), Tower, (m.m.) hENRIC?x DI 'x G 'x R '+ AGL '+ Z + FRAnC 'x DnS '+ hIBERnI, Ship surmounted by rose and crucifix mast dividing H and K, twisted rigging 2/1, with bowsprit, waves lapping below, rev. (m.m.) TALI : DICA : SIGnO : MES 'x FLVCTVARI : nEQVIT ', St George lancing Dragon, 4.57g [70.3grns], 6h, m.m. rose (Murdoch I, 415 this coin; Stewartby III, 977 same dies; Schneider I, 576; North 1785; Spink 2270), faintly crimped and doubled in legend...

AU53 | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), First 'Tentative' Coinage, First Issue [Fine Gold], Angelet or Half-Angel [of 5 Shillings], (Pyx Period: 1 January 1561 - 31 October 1562), Tower, (m.m.) ELIZABETH • D .' G .' ANG .' FRA .' ET • HIB .' REGINA, beaded inner circles, St. Michael vanquishing Dragon, rev. (m.m.) A • DNO '. FACTVM • EST • ISTVD .' ET EST • MIRA' •, Ship surmounted by square-topped shield and crucifix mast dividing E [over rose] and Rose [over E], twisted rigging 2/1, with bowsprit, waves lapping below, 2.44g [37.7grns], 10h, m.m. cross-crosslet (HCN 115; Montagu -; Murdoch -; Lockett...

MS64 | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Second 'Restoration' Coinage, Third and Fourth Issue [Fine Gold], Angelet or Half-Angel [of 5 Shillings], (Pyx Period: 19 April 1572 - 30 October 1573), Tower, (m.m.) ELIZABETH : D .' G .' AN .' FR .' ET • HI .' REGINA, St. Michael vanquishing Dragon, rev. (m.m.) A : DNO • FACTVM • EST • ISTVD . ET : EST : MIRA' •, Ship surmounted by square-topped shield and crucifix mast dividing E and Rose, twisted rigging 2/1, with bowsprit, waves lapping below, 2.55g [39.4grns], 2h, m.m. ermine (HCN 342; Montagu III, 68 same dies; Murdoch -; Lockett 4094 this coin; Comber I,...

MS60 | Henry VIII (1509-1547), Third Coinage, Half-Sovereign, 1546-1547, Bristol Castle, (Under-Treasurer, William Sharrington), (WS) hEnRIC ?x 8 : D '. G '. AGL .' FRAnCIE : Z : hIB .' REX : double saltire stops, King enthroned holding orb and sceptre, rev. iHS .' AVTE '. TRAnSIEnS : PER MEDI .' ILLOR .' IBAT, crowned squared-topped shield flanked by Royal supporters, HR in cartouche beneath, trefoil stops, Lombardic lettering, 6.11g [94.0grns], 10h, p.m. WS/- (HCN 25; Kenyon 98/20; Whitton, Part IV, pp. 317-318, Pl. XXIII, 2 same dies; Montagu -; Murdoch -; Lyddon 21; Ryan 150 this coin; Loc...

AU50 | Edward VI (1547-1553), Second Period, Half-Sovereign, 1549, Tower II, (m.m.) EDWARD • VI • D • G • AGL • FRA • Z HIB • REX •, youthful bare head and cuirassed bust right, rosette stops, rev. (m.m.) SCVTVM • FIDEI • PROTEGET • EVM •, crowned oval and elaborately garnished shield, dividing E-R, 5.37g [83.1grns], 8h, m.m. grapple (HCN 55; Potter 2(a); Clarke-Thornhill 65 = Lockett 1868 this coin; Schneider I, 681 same dies; North 1911; Spink 2438), brighter fields with superficial scratches, otherwise the central devices handsomely bold, good very fine, rare in this condition, in NGC 'Hora...

AU Details | Edward VI (1547-1553), Third Period, Half-Sovereign, 1551-1553, Tower, (m.m.) EDWARD '. VI : D '. G '. AGL ': FRA ': Z : hIB ': REX :, crowned and cuirassed three-quarter length bust right, colon stops, rev. (m.m.) IhS '. AVTEM : TRAnSIE : PER MEDI .' ILLO .' IBAT •, crowned square-topped shield dividing E-R, interior frosted, 5.68g [87.2grns], 1h, m.m. tun (HCN 64; Lockett 4364; Schneider I, 696; North 1928; Spink 2451), some creasing and tiny lamination flaws with hints of smoothing, otherwise on a neat round flan, residually lustrous and lightly toned, strictly a bolder very fi...

MS64 | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third 'Restoration' Coinage, Sixth Issue [Crown Gold], Half-Pound Sovereign [of 10-Shillings], (Pyx Period: 8 February 1599 - 30 April 1600), Tower, ELIZABETH : D .' G .' ANG .' FRA '. ET : HI .' REGINA, crowned bust 8B left, rev. (m.m.) SCVTVM • FIDEI • PROTEGET • EAM • crowned square-topped shield dividing E-R, 5.42g [83.3grns], 10h, m.m. anchor over key (HCN 160; Montagu III, -; Murdoch I, 595 = Lockett 3293 this coin; Ryan -; Schneider I, 808-812 this m.m. unrepresented; Brown & Comber G29; North 2009; Spink 2535A), flashed but lustrous, otherwise near extre...

UNC Details | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third 'Restoration' Coinage, Sixth Issue [Crown Gold], Half-Pound Sovereign [of 10-Shillings], (Pyx Period: 29 July 1601 - 14 May 1602), Tower, ELIZABETH : D .' G .' ANG .' FRA '. ET : HI .' REGINA, crowned bust 8B left, hair slips into legend, rev. (m.m.) : SCVTVM • FIDEI • PROTEGET • EAM • crowned square-topped shield dividing E-R, 5.55g [85.4grns], 7h, m.m. 1 [over 0 on obverse] (HCN 162; Montagu V, 286 = Murdoch I, 596a; Ryan 333 this coin; Lockett 1991 same dies; Schneider I, 808-812 this m.m. unrepresented; Brown & Comber G31 albeit overmark not not...

MS62 | Commonwealth (1649-1660), Double-Crown or Half-Unite, 1651, • THE COMMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND • [sic], English shield within palm and laurel wreath, rev. • 1651 • GOD • WITH • VS, conjoined shields of England and Ireland, 4.56g [70.2grns], 4h, m.m. sun (HCN 297; Manville & Gaspar, 1991, pp. 137; Vaughan-Morgan 150 = Lockett 4245 = Schneider II, 350 same dies; EGC 37 [R5]; North 2717; Spink 3210), traces of doubling to strike, otherwise a magnificent example of the fabled 3M's error COMMMONWEALTH reading, choice, much as struck and excessively rare, the finest of the three specimens known,...

MS66+ | Henry VIII, with Jane Seymour (1509-1547), Second Coinage, Halfcrown, (Reigned: 30 May 1536 - 24 October 1537), Tower, (m.m.) hEnRIC' + 8 + DI '+ G '+ R '+ AGL '+ Z + FRA', single saltire stops, crowned shield dividing h - •I•, rev. (m.m.) : RVTILAnS : ROSA : SInE : SPInA :, crowned Tudor Rose dividing h - •I•, double saltire stops, Lombardic lettering, 1.87g [28.9grns], 1h, p.m. arrow (HCN 39; Lockett 4346; Whitton IV, 2; Schneider I, 606; North 1795; Spink 2287), a trace of sharp die rust, otherwise a magnificent example of this seldom encountered coinage, beautifully uniform, the fi...

MS63 | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), First 'Tentative' Coinage, First Issue [Crown Gold], Halfcrown [of 2.5 Shillings], (Pyx Period: 1 January 1561 - 31 August 1565), Tower, (m.m.) ELIZABETH : D '. G .' AN .' FR .['] ET : HI .' REGINA, crowned bust 3F left, rev. (m.m.) SCVTVM • FIDEI • PROTEGET • EAM, crowned square-topped shield dividing E-R, 1.35g [20.7grns], 7h, m.m. cross-crosslet (HCN 176; Montagu III, 56; Murdoch I, 600; Evans 2556 same dies; Lockett 1996 same dies; Wilkinson 1394 same dies; Comber I, 12 same dies; Schneider I, 753 same dies; Brown & Comber J5; North 1984; Spink 2524), a spot...

MS60 | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third 'Restoration' Coinage, Sixth Issue [Crown Gold], Halfcrown [of 2.5 Shillings], (Pyx Period: 9 May 1594 - 13 February 1596), Tower, ELIZAB .' D .' G .' ANG .' FR .' ET • HIB .' REGI' (m.m.), crowned bust 7D left, rev. (m.m.) SCVTVM • FIDEI • PROTEGET • EAM, crowned square-topped shield dividing E-R, 1.37g [21.2grns], 10h, m.m. small woolpack (HCN 185; Montagu III, 61; Murdoch -; Heath 46 this coin; Ryan 349; Lockett 1998; Broughton 444; Schneider I, 818 same dies; Brown & Comber J16; North 2011; Spink 2537), a slightly oval flan with a hint of die clashing,...

MS62 | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third 'Restoration' Coinage, Sixth Issue [Crown Gold], 'Finework' Halfcrown [of 2.5 Shillings], (Pyx Period: 9 May 1594 - 13 February 1596), Tower, (m.m.) ELIZAB .' D .' G .' ANG .' FR .' ET • HIB .' REGI', crowned bust 7D left, rev. (m.m.) SCVTVM : FIDEI : PROTEGET : EAM •, crowned square-topped shield dividing E-R, 1.43g [22.0grns], 12h, m.m. large woolpack (HCN 184; Montagu III, 61; Murdoch -; Ryan 349; Lockett 1998; Broughton 444; Comber I, -; Schneider I, 818 same dies; Brown & Comber J15; North 2011; Spink 2537), an unquestionable presentation striking on...

MS61 | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Seventh Issue, Pattern *in Gold* for a Groat [?], 1601, after Nicholas Hilliard, Tower [?], • VNVM • A • DEO • DVOBVS • SVSTINEO, crowned three-quarter facing bust with richly ornamented and bejewelled bodice, wearing expansive ruff, rev. AFFLICTORVM CONSERVATRIX, crowned ELIZABETH monogram, dividing 1601, 4.34g [66.8grns], 6h, edge plain, p.m. sexfoil [six-pointed star] (Tyssen 2589a = Grieve 30 = Whitehead = Huth 565 = Vaughan-Morgan 42 = Lockett 2042 same dies; Ducie 28 this coin; Montagu [1885], pp. 1, no. 1 ['Half Groat']; BMC [Peck] 7; North 2050; Brown an...

AU58 | Charles I (1625-1649), 'High Relief' Pattern Unite [of 20-Shillings], 1630, by Abraham van der Doort [?], Tower, (m.m.) CAROLVS • D .' G .' MAG .' BRI .' FR .' ET • HIB .' REX •:•, uncrowned and draped bust left, with falling lace collar, rev. • FLORENT • CONCORDIA • REGNA • (m.m.) • crowned oval garnished shield dividing uncrowned cyphers, 9.08g [140.4grns], 1h, m.m. plume (HCN 284; Montagu III, 354; Murdoch II, 285; Lockett 4137 = Brooker 1241 same dies; North 2656; Allen iv), a truly captivating example of this shortlived pattern, nearly extremely fine with wondrous underlying brilli...

MS65 | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third 'Restoration' Coinage, Sixth Issue [Crown Gold], Pound Sovereign [of 20-Shillings], (Pyx Period: 8 February 1599 - 30 April 1600), Tower, (m.m.) ELIZABETH : D .' G .' ANG ' FRA .' ET : HIB .' REGINA • crowned and elaborately decorated bust 8A left, rev. (m.m.) SCVTVM : FIDEI : PROTEGET : EAM •, crowned square-topped and lightly garnished shield dividing E-R, 11.29g [174.0grns], 2h, m.m. anchor over key (HCN 142; Montagu First Duplicates, 73 = Egmont-Bieber 81; Murdoch I, 585 = Lockett 3290 = Schneider II, 803 same dies; cf. Ryan 316; Comber II, 135; Brown...

MS61 | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third 'Restoration' Coinage, Sixth Issue [Crown Gold], Pound Sovereign [of 20-Shillings], (Pyx Period: 1 May 1600 - 20 May 1601), Tower, (m.m.) ELIZABETH • D .' G .' ANG .' FRA .' ET • HIB .' REGINA • crowned and elaborately decorated bust 8A left, rev. (m.m.) SCVTVM • FIDEI • PROTEGET • EAM •, crowned square-topped and lightly garnished shield dividing E-R, 11.09g [171.2grns], 5h, m.m. O [small size cypher] (HCN 144; Brown & Comber F22; Lockett 1984 = Hird [1961], 48 = Schneider II, 804; North 2008; Spink 2534), flashed with some surface marks behind bust, oth...

MS63+ | Charles I (1603-1625), Group B, Unite [of 20-Shillings], 1628-1629, Tower, (m.m.) • CAROLVS D : G : MAG : BR : FR : ET HI : REX • second crowned bust left, wearing ruff, XX behind, rev. FLORENT CONCORDIA REGNA (m.m.) no stops in legend, crowned, square-topped and lightly garnished shield, 9.14g [141.1grns], 10h, m.m. anchor [upright A / upright B, both with rounded flukes] (HCN 343; cf. Schneider II, 124; Lockett 4127 this coin; North 2148; Spink 2687), bright and residually lustrous, otherwise an exceptionally uniform and bold example on a neat compact flan, almost extremely fine for...

MS64 | Charles I (1603-1625), Civil War Issues, Royalist Oxford, Unite [of 20-Shillings], 1642, • CAROLVS : D : G : MAG : BRIT : FR : ET : HIB : REX • crowned and armoured three-quarter length bust left, holding dumpy sword and olive branch, XX behind, rev. : EXVRGAT : DEVS : DISSIPENTVR : INIMICI, three even plumes with bands above, RELIG : PROT : LEG | ANG : LIBER : PAR in two-lined scroll, 1642 below, 9.04g [139.6grns], 11h, no m.m. (HCN 279; Beresford-Jones, dies III/4; Brooker 845 same dies; Schneider II, 308 same dies; North 2386; Spink 2731), handsomely uniform and softly cabinet toned...

MS66 | Charles I (1603-1625), Civil War Issues, Royalist Oxford, Unite [of 20-Shillings], 1644, (p.m.) CAROLVS • D : G : MAG : BRI : FR : ET • HIB : REX, neat crowned and armoured bust left, holding long sword and olive branch, XX behind, rev. • EXVRGAT DEVS • DISSIPENTVR • INIMICI • RELIG : PROT : | LEG :• ANG : | LIBER : PAR in continuous three-lined scroll, three even plumes with bands above, 1644 OX in two lines below, 9.06g [139.8grns], 9h, p.m. plume (HCN 281; Beresford-Jones, dies X/18; Brooker 853 same dies; Schneider II, 325 same dies; North 2389; Spink 2735), some partial striking so...

MS64 | Commonwealth (1649-1660), Unite [of 20-Shillings], 1656, (p.m.) • THE • COMMONWEALTH • OF • ENGLAND •, English shield within palm and laurel wreath of fifteen leaves, rev. • 1656 • GOD • WITH • VS, conjoined shields of England and Ireland, 9.04g [139.5grns], 10h, p.m. sun (HCN 350; EGC 27 [R5]; Schneider II, 344 albeit 15 leaves, cf. 343 [1655] same obverse die; North 2715; Spink 3208), of slightly waterworn appearance with further traces of metal stressing below shields, nevertheless residually lustrous, an especially bold very fine, and an extremely rare date of issue, with the recent...

AU58 | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Second 'Restoration' Coinage, Third and Fourth Issue [Fine Gold], Quarter-Angel [of 2.5 Shillings], (Pyx Period: 1 November 1573 - 25 May 1574), Tower, (m.m.) ELIZABETH : D : G ANG : FRANCIE, St. Michael vanquishing Dragon, rev. (m.m.) ET : HIBERNIE : REGINA : FIDEI : Ship surmounted by square-topped shield and crucifix mast dividing E and Rose, twisted rigging 2/1, with bowsprit, waves lapping below, 1.30g [19.9grns], 10h, m.m. acorn (HCN 125; Montagu V, 292a; Murdoch -; Lockett 3286 this coin; Comber I, 17; Schneider I, 775-777 this m.m. unrepresented; Brown &...

AU55 | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Second 'Restoration' Coinage, Fifth Issue [Fine Gold], Quarter-Angel [of 2.5 Shillings], (Pyx Period: 1 June 1580 - 31 December 1581), Tower, (m.m.) ELIZABETH : D : G : ANG : FRANCIE, St. Michael vanquishing Dragon, rev. (m.m.) ET • HIBERNIE • REGINA • FIDEI •, the G re-entered over a lower G, Ship surmounted by square-topped shield and crucifix mast dividing E and Rose, twisted rigging 2/1, with bowsprit, waves lapping below, 1.24g [19.0grns], 4h, m.m. Latin Cross [over Greek Cross on obv. only] (HCN 128; Montagu -; Murdoch I, 617 same obverse die; Lockett 1978...

AU58+ | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Second 'Restoration' Coinage, Sixth Issue [Fine Gold], Rose Noble or 'Ship Ryal' [of 15-Shillings], (Pyx Period: 1 June 1587 - 31 January 1590), Tower, ELI ZAB .' D .' G .' AnG .' FR .' ET .' hI B REGINA (trefoil), Queen holding orb and sceptre, seated three-quarters facing in Tudor Galleon, set with double-rose, ornaments -1 | 1-1, ropes 3/3, sails 2/4, E on standard and sails on bowsprit, calm waters lap below, rev. (m.m.) IhS • AVT .' TRAnSIEnS • PER • MEDIV .' ILLORVM • IBAT •, rose upon radiant sun, alternating crowned Leopards and floriate cross terminal...

MS64 STAR | James I (1603-1625), Second Coinage, 'Ship Noble' or Spur Ryal, 1611-1612, Tower, (m.m.) IACOBVS • D .' G .' MAG .' BRIT .' FRAN .' ET • | HIB .' REX, King holding sword and Royal shield, standing three-quarters facing in Galleon, double-rose set atop lower of two gun decks, ropes 3/3, I on standard, plain masts either side of King, choppy waters lap below, rev. (m.m.) • A • DNO .' FACTVM • EST • ISTVD • ET • EST • MIRABILE : (the colon over the key), rose upon radiant sun, alternating crowned Leopards and floriate cross terminals in angles, small trefoils in spandrels, 6.76g [104....

MS62 | James I (1603-1625), Third Coinage, 'Lion' Ryal or Spur Ryal [of 15-Shillings], 1621-1623, Tower, IACOBVS D : G : MAG : BRIT : FRA : ET HI : REX | • (m.m.) • Lion séjant-affronté or 'combatante' holding unified Royal Shield of England and Scotland dividing X-V, rev. (m.m.) A DNO : FACTVM EST [I]STVD ET EST MIRABI :, no stops, except colons after DNO and MIRABI, rose upon radiant sun, alternating crowned Leopards and fleur-de-lys alternating in angles, small pellets in spandrels, 6.25g [96.4grns], 7h, m.m. thistle (HCN 209; Kenyon -; "Unpublished Gold Coins of James I" [1887] -; [1889] -...

XF40 | Henry VII (1485-1509), 'Double Ryal' or Sovereign [of 20-Shillings], Type Vb, (1 December 1505 - April 1509), Tower, (m.m.) hEnRICVS : DEI : GRACIA : REX | AnGLIE : ET : FRANC •' DnS •' hIB •' double saltire stops, King seated on narrow throne simplistically ornamented with fine latice work and pellet backing, holding orb and sceptre, flanked by pillars, portcullis below, rev. (m.m.) ihESVS : AVTEM : TRAnSIEnS : PER : MEDIVM : ILLORVM : IBAT •:•, crosslet stops with four at terminus of legend, Royal shield set on Tudor Rose inside ornate floral tressure with 'bunches of grapes' terminal...

AU Details | Henry VIII (1509-1547), Third Coinage, Type IIb, [20ct. Fineness], Small Module, Sovereign [of 20-Shillings], (June 1545 - April 1547), Southwark, (E) hEnRIC .' 8 .' DI .' GRA .' AGL .' FRAnCIE '. Z '. hIB '. REX .' double sleeve or 'hook' stops, mature Holbeinesque portrait of King holding orb and sceptre, seated on throne, very fine latice work and pellet backing, flanked by pillars, Tudor Rose below, rev. (m.m.) ihS : AVTEM : TRAnSIEnS : PER : MEDIVM : ILLOR : IBAT, double trefoil stops, crowned Royal shield flanked by supporters, HR in cartouche below, 12.19g [188.5grns], 11h...

AU55 | Henry VIII (1509-1547), Posthumous Issue or "First Coinage", temp.. Edward VI, [20ct.], Sovereign, 1547-1549, Bristol Castle, (Under-Treasurer, William Sharrington), (WS) * HENRIC * 8 * DEI *' GRA '* AGL '* FRAN * Z * HIB '* REX * rosette stops, mature Holbeinesque portrait of King holding orb and sceptre, seated on ornamented throne with very fine latice work and pellet backing, flanked by pillars, Tudor Rose below, rev. (WS) ihS : AVTEM : TRAnSIEnS : PER : MEDIVM : ILLOR : IBAT, rosette stops, crowned Royal shield flanked by supporters, HR in cartouche below, Roman lettering, 12.60g [...

AU55 | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Second 'Restoration' Coinage, Sixth Issue [Fine Gold], Double Rose Noble or 'Fine Sovereign' [of 30-Shillings], (Pyx Period: 20 April 1584 - 13 February 1585), Tower, ELIZABETH : D .' G .' ANG .' | FRA .' ET : HIB .' REGINA : (m.m.) : Queen seated on ornamented throne with very fine latice work and pellet backing, holding orb and sceptre, flanked by pellet-adorned pillars, Portcullis below atop ornate tressure through which it and only her crown breaks, rev. (m.m.) • A • DNO • FACTV .' EST • ISTVD • ET • EST • MIRAB .' IN . OCVLIS . NRS • Royal Shield set atop T...

MS62+ | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Second 'Restoration' Coinage, Sixth Issue [Fine Gold], Double Rose Noble or 'Fine Sovereign' [of 30-Shillings], (Pyx Period: 14 February 1585 - 30 May 1587), Tower, ELIZABETH • D .' G .' ANG .' | FRA .' ET • HIB •' REGINA • (m.m.) • Queen seated on ornamented throne with very fine latice work and pellet backing, holding orb and sceptre, flanked by double-pellet and annulet-adorned pillars, Portcullis below atop ornate tressure through which it and only her crown breaks, rev. (m.m.) A • DNO • FACTV .' EST • ISTVD ET • EST • MIRAB •' IN • OCVLIS • NRS • Royal Shi...

MS63 | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Second 'Restoration' Coinage, Sixth Issue [Fine Gold], Double Rose Noble or 'Fine Sovereign' [of 30-Shillings], (Pyx Period: 14 February 1585 - 30 May 1587), Tower, ELIZABETH • D .' G .' ANG .' | FRA .' ET • HIB •' REGINA • (m.m.) Queen seated on ornamented throne with very fine latice work and annulet backing, holding orb and sceptre, flanked by double-pellet and lys-adorned pillars, Portcullis below atop ornate tressure through which it and only her crown breaks, rev. (m.m.) A • DNO • FACTV .' EST • ISTVD ET • EST • MIRAB •' IN • OCVL '• NRS .' Royal Shield se...

AU53 | Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Second 'Restoration' Coinage, Sixth Issue [Fine Gold], Double Rose Noble or 'Fine Sovereign' [of 30-Shillings], (Pyx Period: 1 June 1587 - 31 January 1590), Tower, ELIZABETH • D .' G .' ANG .' | FRA •' ET • HIB '. REGINA • (m.m.) Queen seated on ornamented throne with very fine latice work and annulet backing, holding orb and sceptre, holding orb and sceptre, flanked by double-pellet and annulet-adorned pillars, Portcullis below atop ornate tressure through which it and only her crown breaks, rev. (m.m.) A • DNO • FACTV .' EST • ISTVD ET • EST • MIRAB •' IN • OC...

MS63 | James I (1603-1625), Second Coinage, Rose Ryal [of 33-Shillings], May - October 1613, Tower, (m.m.) IACOBVS • D .' G .' MAG .' BRIT | FRAN .' ET • HIBER .' REX • King seated on plain throne with small volutes, holding orb and sceptre, flanked by pillars, Portcullis below atop plain tressure through which it and the throne breaks, rev. (m.m.) • A • DNO • FACTVM • EST • ISTVD ET • EST • MIRAB •' IN • OCV ' NRIS .' Royal Shield set atop Tudor Rose, spandrels plain, 13.61g [210.1grns], 10h, m.m. trefoil over tower [over mullet over coronet on obverse] (HCN 199; BM 12-13; Stewartby [2001], d...

AU58 | Charles I (1603-1625), Civil War Issues, Royalist Oxford, Triple-Unite [of 60-Shillings] or Three Pound Piece, 3 January - 24 March 1642, New Inn Hall, (p.m.) CAROLVS : D : G : MAG : BRIT : FRAN : ET : HI : REX, small crowned and armoured 'Shrewsbury' bust left, holding long sword and olive branch, plume with band behind, rev. • EXVRGAT : DEVS : DISSIPENTVR : INIMICI RELIG : PROT : | LEGI : ANG | LIBER : PAR in continuous three-lined scroll, three even plumes with bands and III above, 1642 below, 26.80g [413.2grns], 4h, p.m. plume (HCN 346; Morrieson B-4; Beresford-Jones III/L.1; Durla...
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