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Auction: 22027 - The "Ellerby Area" Hoard of English Gold Coins
Lot: 17

The Remarkable "Ellerby Area" Hoard of English Gold Coins (1610-1727) | James I (1603-1625), Third Coinage, Crown Gold Issues [.917 Fine], Laurel, 24 June 1620 - 8 June 1621, Tower, (m.m.) • IACOBVS D : G : MAG : BRI : FRA : ET HIB : REX • second laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, inward curling ties, XX behind, rev. FACIAM | EOS IN | GENTEM | VNAM (m.m.), no stops, long cross fleury over large crowned square-topped Royal shield with rounded base, bird-headed harp with nine strings, 8.84g, 7h, m.m. rose [33] (PAS: YORYM-18E848 = BM 2019 T668/13 this coin; Lingford II, 1072; Schneider II, - [cf. 83]; North 2112; Spink 2638), a split by O of IACOBVS and slight flan crimping, excavation friction in obverse fields with resultant brightness, otherwise of exceptional 'fine work' style on a neat round flan, struck details very fine or marginally better, nevertheless very rare, especially with this bust and pyx mark combination, with NGC 'Ellerby' Certification (#6380983-013)

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