1626 - 7 Charles I Negros Head Halfcrown


Charles I (1625 - 49), Tower Mint under the King (1625 - 42) Halfcrown, Group I, type 1b, mm. negro’s head (1626-7), housings decorated, no ground line, rev. plume above square-topped shield (S.2767; N.2203; Brooker 291 [this coin]; Hqqawkins 1b: Bull 64/7 [this coin]) weight 14.92 grams

Nearly Extremely fine and one of the rarest Halfcrowns of the Tower Mint series. Its predigree, alone just as impressive as this excessively rare Halfcrown.


Ex Mrs Street Collection, purchased by the Hon R. Marsham post mortem 

Ex Hon. Robert W. Marsham [-Townsend] Collection, Sothebys 19.XI.1888, lot 532

Ex Hyman Montagu Collection, Part II, Sothebys 13. xi. 1896, Lot 306 

Ex J. G. Murdoch Collection, Sothebys, lot 129

Ex Frederick Arthur Walters Collection, Part I, Sothebys 26.v. 1913, lot 602

Ex Lt-Col. H E Morrieson, Sothebys 20.xi.1933 [part 3] ,lot 466

Ex Valentine J Ryan Collection, Glendinings, 1950, lot 1086

Ex J G Brooker Collection, Syllogue Number 291

Ex Colin Adams Collection, Spink Auction 177, 1.12.2005, lot 177

Ex Maurice Bull Collection

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