S.3029, Halfcrown. -
Charles I (1625-1649), Ashby-de-la-Zouch (?), Halfcrown, 1645, mm. plume on obv., A over Br on rev., small plume behind horseman, a below, rev. Declaration in two lines, three plumes above, date and A over Br below, 14.19g/6h (Bull 648/A1; Morrieson A-1; SCBI Brooker 1118; N 2540; S 3029). Excessively rare; probably the third known specimen. Ex Dr John Hulett, Provenance: Spink Auction 225, 25 June 2014, lot 629. Images courtesy of DNW.
Dr Hulett’s index card for this coin reads: ‘A recent field-find in Spink Auct. June 2014 since cleaned and retoned. Originally catalogued as about fine, now appears to be dark nVF, clearer detail. Chief fault is double-strike’