Extremely rare Charles I (1625-1649) silver twelve shillings, Third Coinage, Falconer's Second Issue. Obverse: Crowned bust to left within plain inner circle, broad leafed thistle mint mark, "XII" indicating denomination behind the head and legend: "CAROLVS • D:G. MAGN • BRITAN • FRANC • ET • HIB • REX •" with "F" at end. (Charles by the grace of God King of Great Britain France and Ireland). Reverse: Crown over royal shield dividing "C R" within plain inner circle and legend: "QVÆ • DEVS • CONIVNXIT • NEMO • SEPARET•" (What God hath joined together let no man put asunder). Type 7 is listed by Murray in his 1970 paper as "Extremely Rare" as he only knew of three examples at that time. Good collectable condition on a full round flat flan, see photograph.
Spink No: 5561(variety of), Murray Plate III No: 22, Type 7 dies a/a. Diameter 32.6mm. F. £150.00
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