1643 - 4 Charles I Worcester (or Salopia) Groat


Charles I (1625 - 49), Worcester or Salopia (Shrewsbury) Mint (1643-4) Groat, Tall crude bust of Charles Facing left with mark of value behind mm. lis or rose/helmet,, rev. oval garnished shield, (S.3116; N.2622; Allen A-1; SCBI Brooker 1176, same dies) - weight 1.75 grams

This characterful yet very crude issue is a very rarely seen type. Struck on an irregular shaped flan the cartoon like depiction of Charles I is fascinating. Overall for issue Good Fine/ About Very Fine and very rare


Ex Eric Evans Collection (Bought June 1979)  

Mark Rasmussen List 33, E62 - £1,500

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