SCOTLAND CHARLES I, BRIOT'S SIXTY SHILLINGS, MS61 (FINEST KNOWN)

SCOTLAND CHARLES I, BRIOT'S SIXTY SHILLINGS, MS61 (FINEST KNOWN)

Code: 10491

£18,500.00
 

Scotland, Charles I (1625-49), Sixty Shillings 
 Third coinage (C. 1637-42) type 1
Struck in the “rocker” mill and screw press, designed by Nicholas Briot
Obverse: Armoured King on horseback trotting left, with flowing sash and upright sword, grassy ground below with plain exergue, Latin legend with lozenge stops and beaded borders surrounding both sides, mint mark thistle with .B. above: CAROLVS. D:G. MAGN. BRITANN. FRANC. ET. HIBERN. REX. 
Reverse: Crowned square topped and lightly garnished quartered shield of Stuart arms, with the Latin legend surrounding: QVÆ. DEVS. CONIVNXIT. NEMO. SEPARET. Terminal mark thistle and .B. 
29.35 grams (453.0 grns)
(Dr Erik Miller 13 this coin; Murray, BNJ {1970}, pp. 133; SCBI XXXV, nos. 1424-26, same dies; Burns 1005, same dies; Spink 5552)
Extremely rare in such a superb condition, with a really good provenance trail.
Has been graded and slabbed by NGC as MS 61 *Top of the population in either NGC or PCGS. The only other two with NGC being graded as VF. 
NCG Certification number: 5878620-002.

*Provenance:
Ex. Dr Erik Miller Collection, Spink Auction 260, 26th March 2019, (lot 13)
Ex. SNC, April 1963, no. (3103) - "an exceptionally fine and well struck specimen, in splendid condition. Very rare so perfect" - £125.0.0
Ex. Glendining, 16th-17th May 1962, (lot 185) - £105.0.0 (Spink).