Charles I Silver Sixpence, 1625-49
Tower Mint, group D, type 3, mint mark Portcullis (1633-4)
Obverse: Fourth small bust with un-jewelled crown facing left, with falling lace collar, value mark VI behind, with Latin legend and beaded inner and outer borders surrounding: CAROLVS D; G; MA; BR; FR; ET HI; REX.
Reverse: Oval quartered shield of arms, C R at sides with Latin legend surrounding:, .CHRISTO. AVSPICE. REGNO.
Brooker 610 (This Coin); S.2811
2.9 grams, 25 mm in diameter.
Toned, a little weak on the high points as usual with the issue, but with a good portrait and better than usually seen, with a great provenance, a bold very fine, rare.
(Illustrated in the John Brooker Collection, plate LVI)
Ex John G Brooker Collection, number 610, sold via Spink in parts from 1978 (with ticket priced at 18 shillings and sixpence).
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