Charles I Twenty Pence Falconer's First Issue


Charles I (1625-1649) silver twenty pence, Third Coinage, Falconer's first issue with "F" over left of crown on reverse and pellet over right. Obverse: Crowned bust to left with "XX" indicating denomination behind the head and legend: "CARD : G • SCOT • ANG • FR • ET • HIB • R" (Charles by the grace of God King of Scotland England France and Ireland). Reverse: Crown over thistle with legend: "IVSTITIA THRONVM FIRMAT" (Justice strengthens the throne).  Reasonable collectable condition for type with usual weak centres, see photograph.

Spink No: 5588A, Murray Plate IV No: 41, Type 1b/p.  Diameter 15.9mm. F. £65.00

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