1630 - 31 Charles I Fine Work mm Plume Shilling - Ex Webb, Lockett, Brooker and Martin Hughes Collections

Charles I (1625-1649), Tower mint under the King (1625 - 42), Shilling, Group C, mm. plume, bust 3, rev. plume over shield, less ornate garniture, pellet stops both sides,  (S 2788; N.2222: Sharp C3/5; SCBI Brooker 467, this coin)
An extremely rare example of the very rare C3 portrait which was identified by Michael Sharp and only issued as a piece of fine work from carefully engraved dies. Incredibly only 4 are known to exist with one residing in the British Museum's Collection. This example has a staggering pedigree traceable back to its appearance in the Henry Webbs Sale at Sothebys in 1884. The coin is well toned and well-centred on a round flan, some light creasing, otherwise in our opinion very fine and extremely rare.
H. Webb Collection, Part I, Sotheby Auction, 9-14 July 1894, lot 421
(purchased by SP at the sale for £5.5.0 - we assume Spink?)
R.C. Lockett Collection, Part V, Glendining Auction, 17 October 1961, lot 4495
J.G. Brooker Collection
SNC March 1995 (1000)
M.P. Hughes Collection, Spink Auction 139, 16 November 1999, lot 93
Baldwin December 1999 - sold with a ticket in the hand of Michael Sharp
Ex Dr J Hulett Collection
Ex Roderick Richardson 
Ex A connoisseurs collection of the Tower Mint 

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