Bull 573, S.2866 - Forgery. -
Charles I (1625-49), Halfcrown,York Mint, (1643-4) Type 4 , first small horseman, EBOR below, King seated on horseback left, mm. lion, CAROLVS. D. G. MAG. BRIT. FRAN. ET. HIB. REX., rev., round shield , CHRISTO. AVSPICE. REGNO., mm Lion (Bull 573 ; Brooker (This coin) ; Hawkins 4; N.2312; S.2866). Weight 12.55 grams. A contemporary base metal forgery, with an impecable pedigree.
Provenance - Ex Cumberland Clark, Ex Col. Morrieson, Ex V. J. Ryan, Ex J. G. Brookers.
Images courtesy of M&H coins, and taken from M&H circular III which features York halfcrowns from the collection of Maurice Bull.