Bull 561, 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. BRIT. FRAN. ET. HIB. REX., rev., Crowned oval shield with lion skin garniture, CHRISTO.AVSPICE. REGNO., mm Lion (Bull 561; Besiy 2-F; Brooker - ; Hawkins 7; N.2315; S.2869). Weight 15.29 grams. Struck centrally and in a virtually Extremely Fine grade state, this exceptional type 7 halfcrown is the finest known for its type. I of 8 known, with 2 residing in museum collections.
Provenance: Spink Auction 1 17, 1996, lot 359. Images courtesy of M&H coins, and taken from M&H circular III which features York halfcrowns from the collection of Maurice Bull.