Bull 558, S.2869. -
Charles I (1625-49), Halfcrown,York Mint, (1643-4) Type 7, second horseman, EBOR below, King seated on horseback left, with tail between legs mm. lion, CAROLVS. D. G. MAG. BRT. FRAN. ET. HIB. REX., rev., Crowned Oval shield with lion skin garniture CHRISTO.AVSPICE. REGNO., mm Lion (Bull 558; Besly 2-C; Brooker -; Hawkins 7; N.2315; S.2869). Weight 15.20 grams. This a very rare die variety, with as few as 6 listed examples by Bull.
Provenance - Bought from Seabys in 1959. Images courtesy of M&H coins, and taken from M&H circular III which features York halfcrowns from the collection of Maurice Bull.