Auction: 22027 - The "Ellerby Area" Hoard of English Gold Coins
The Remarkable "Ellerby Area" Hoard of English Gold Coins (1610-1727) | James I (1603-1625), Third Coinage, Crown Gold Issues [.917 Fine], Laurel, 20 August 1619 - 23 June 1620, Tower, (m.m.) IACOBVS D .' G .' MAG .' BRI .' FRA : ET HIB • REX • second laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, small ties, XX behind, rev. FACIAM | EOS IN | GENTEM | VNAM (m.m.), no stops, long cross fleury over large crowned square-topped Royal shield with pointed base, bird-headed harp with eight strings, 8.96g, 5h, m.m. spur rowel  (PAS: YORYM-18E848 = BM 2019 T668/11 this coin; Lingford II, 1062 and 1070; Schneider II, 83; North 2112; Spink 2638), creased as a love-token and subsequently straightened with dents before nose, traces of double-striking in obverse and reverse legends giving the impression of a double pyx mark by crown, light surface friction from extraction, otherwise struck details very fine or marginally bolder, the portrait scarcer, with NGC 'Ellerby' Certification (#6380983-011)
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