1645 Charles I type 3a3 mm Sun over Eye Halfcrown

Charles I (1625 - 49). Tower Mint under Parliament (1642 - 49) Halfcrown, type 3a3 , late third horseman , no caparisons on horse, king wears cloak flying from shoulder CAROLVS D G MAG BRI FRA ET HIB REX rev. Oval garnished shield,  CHRI . STO AVSPICE REGNO,  mm. Sun over Eye / Sun  [1645-6] (S.2778; N.2213; Bull 520b/34E- this coin) - weight 14.90 grams

Valentine J Ryan Collection, Glendinings 28 June 1950, lot 1098
Bought S R Porter 2001

What a Halfcrown! This extraordinary specimen is one of just two known and the finest in grade. The legend error on the reverse and the over mark on the obverse crystal clear. For a parliamentary issued halfcrown this is outstanding.

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