Richard II Hammered Gold Noble of Six Shillings and Eight Pence, (1377-99) King of England.
Tower Mint London, Type IIb, French title omitted
Obverse: Robust style King standing in ship holding upright sword and quartered shield, trefoil of pellets over sail, with Latin legend and beaded inner circle surrounding: RIC ARDxx DEIxx GRAxx REXxx AnGLx DnSxx hIBxx Zxx AQT
Reverse: Large R at centre of ornamental floriated cross with lis terminals, crowned leopards in angles, all within a beaded and linear tressure, with fleurs in spandrels, Latin legend surrounding: +IhCxx AVTEmxx TRAnSIEnSxx PERxx mEDIVxx ILLORVxx 'IBAT
7.69 grams, 35 mm in diameter.
S.1655; Schneider 150/151 variety; N.1304.
An outstanding specimen, one of the best that has been available to commerce in the last twenty years, a superb portrait, much as struck.
Has been graded and slabbed by NGC as MS63 which we feel is rather somewhat conservatively graded for this superb specimen.
NGC certification number: 6028853-002
Ex. Stanley Gibbons of London.