Charles I Twenty Pence Briot's Issue

Charles I (1625-1649) silver twenty pence, Third Coinage, Briot's issue with no "B" on obverse and "B" above the crown to the right on the reverse. Obverse: Crowned bust to left with "XX" indicating denomination with lozenges above and below behind the head and legend with pellet stops: "CAR D : G SCOT ANG FR ET HIB R" (Charles by the grace of God King of Scotland England France and Ireland). Reverse: Crown over thistle and legend with pellet stops: "• IVSTITIA • THRONVM • FIRMAT •" (Justice strengthens the throne). Good collectable condition for type with usual light strike in centres, see photograph.

Spink No: 5582(var), Murray Plate IV No. 40, Type (i)e/l. Diameter 16.6mm. F+. £75.00

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