Bull 554, S.2865 -
Charles I (1625-49), Halfcrown,York Mint, (1643-4) Type 3 King seated on horseback left, with gno ground-line below mm. lion, CAROLVS. D. G. MAG. BRI. FR. ET. HI. REX., rev., oval garnished shield CHRISTO.AVSPICE. REGNO., mm Lion (Bull 554 (this coin); Besly I-E; Brooker 1079, Hawkins 3; N.2311 ; S.2865). Weight 14.56 grams.
This the illustrated specimen shown in Bull's "the Halfcrowns of Charles l, Vol. Ill ". Struck on a small shaped flan as is often the case with this type this superb example has one of the best struck portraits seen on a York Halfcrown. The fields are highlighted by a cyan lustre.
Provenance: bought from Lloyd Bennett in 1993. Images courtesy of M&H coins, and taken from M&H circular III which features York halfcrowns from the collection of Maurice Bull.