S.3093, Halfcrown. -
Charles I (1625-1649), Worcester mint, Halfcrown, 1644/3, mm. castle on obv. only, w below horseman, rev. Declaration in two lines, three crude Bristol plumes above, date below, 12.67g/3h (Bull 666/1, this coin; Allen A-1; SCBI Brooker 1139; N 2598; S 3093). Provenance: Patrick Finn FPL 17, September 1999 (343). Images courtesy of DNW.
This type stands at the head of the rare series of coins now attributed to the Worcester mint. The reverse die, with the date altered from 1643, was previously used at Bristol. All subsequent issues from this mint show crowned royal arms on the reverse. Bull lists this specimen as one of the finest of perhaps 10 known coins.