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Oxford Mint : Hammered Coins

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Auction 171
Hammered Coins 1643 (1625-1649) mint. S2726. Rarer type with half-length crowned portrait of king in armour and scarf flying from shoulder. Plume behind head. King has symbolic sword in one hand and olive branch in other. Mint mark Oxford plume above. Obverse legend reads: CAROLVS: D: G: MAGN: BRIT: FR: ET: HI: REX Reverse has declaration in 3 lines on ornate scroll. RELIG: PROT: LEG: ANGL: LIBER: This is the King’s undertaking to uphold the Protestant religion, the laws of the kingdom, and the freedoms and privileges of Parliament. Struck on a large full flan which is slightly irregular as is usual for this type. EF and very desirable thus
£50,000 London Coins : A171 : Lot 1299 : Triple Unite 1643 Charles I (1625-1649) Oxford mint.  S2726. Rarer type with half-length crowned por... London Coins : A171 : Lot 1299 : Triple Unite 1643 Charles I (1625-1649) Oxford mint.  S2726. Rarer type with half-length crowned por...

Auction 170
Hammered Coins 1642 with tall narrow bust, declaration within wavy lines, plumes with bands on obverse only, Spink 2724, Schneider 284, Brooker 830, North 2381 a splendid example of the iconic coin graded and encapsulated by NGC as AU53 rare and desirable thus, comes with a retail ticket price of £65,000 which being the price the current vendor paid some years ago surely makes this lot a bargain at the current estimate. The was in progress when this fabulous coin was stuck after Charles raised the Royal Standard in on 22nd 1642 he set up his court in Oxford where this spectacular piece was minted. The war against 's New Model Army dragged on until 1646 by which time Oxford was bed with Charles escaping dressed as a servant. Charles joined the Scottish Presbyterian army but nine months later was handed over to the English Parliament after a payment of £100,000 was made. Negotiations between King and Parliament began but descended into intrigue as Charles made a secret deal with the Scots who invaded in 1648 starting the Second Civil War. Once again Cromwell's New Model Army prevailed with Charles fleeing to Carisbrooke Castle on the . Further negotiations collapsed into disarray with Parliament reducing itself to the so called Rump Parliament which eventually resulted in the and extion in January 1649 of
£40,000 London Coins : A170 : Lot 1344 : Triple Unite 1642 Oxford Mint with tall narrow bust, declaration within wavy lines, plumes with band... London Coins : A170 : Lot 1344 : Triple Unite 1642 Oxford Mint with tall narrow bust, declaration within wavy lines, plumes with band...

Auction 169
Hammered Coins 1643 , Reverse: 3 Oxford Plumes, S.2980A, North 2458 mintmark Book Good Fine with some thin scratches by the date, comes with ticket
£750 London Coins : A169 : Lot 1254 : Sixpence Charles I 1643 Oxford Mint, Reverse: 3 Oxford Plumes, S.2980A, North 2458 mintmark Book Goo... London Coins : A169 : Lot 1254 : Sixpence Charles I 1643 Oxford Mint, Reverse: 3 Oxford Plumes, S.2980A, North 2458 mintmark Book Goo...

Auction 169
Hammered Coins 1644 S.2994, North 2470 mintmark Lis, overall Good Fine with weakness on the King's face and correspondingly so on the reverse
£200 London Coins : A169 : Lot 1261 : Threepence Charles I Oxford Mint 1644 S.2994, North 2470 mintmark Lis, overall Good Fine with weakne... London Coins : A169 : Lot 1261 : Threepence Charles I Oxford Mint 1644 S.2994, North 2470 mintmark Lis, overall Good Fine with weakne...

Auction 166
Hammered Coins 1642 , horseman over arms, Oxford plume behind, double struck I in LIBER, group of seven pellets on the reverse, colon stops. S.2944, Brooker 868, mintmark Plume/- NVF/VF struck a little off-centre, a most pleasing and nicely struck original example with an even grey tone and with much eye appeal, scarce in all grades above Fine, comes in a presentation box with certificate
£2,800 London Coins : A166 : Lot 1467 : Half Pound Charles I 1642 Oxford Mint, Shrewsbury horseman over arms, Oxford plume behind, double st... London Coins : A166 : Lot 1467 : Half Pound Charles I 1642 Oxford Mint, Shrewsbury horseman over arms, Oxford plume behind, double st...

Auction 166
Hammered Coins 1642 , horseman over arms, Oxford plume behind, group of seven pellets on the reverse at 9 o'clock. S.2944, Brooker 868, mintmark Plume/-, Fine and with a small edge crack showing at 5 o'clock on the reverse
£1,700 London Coins : A166 : Lot 1468 : Half Pound Charles I 1642 Oxford Mint, Shrewsbury horseman over arms, Oxford plume behind, group of ... London Coins : A166 : Lot 1468 : Half Pound Charles I 1642 Oxford Mint, Shrewsbury horseman over arms, Oxford plume behind, group of ...

Auction 165
Hammered Coins 1643 , shorter bust with King's elbow not visible S.2734 mintmark Plume, a little short of flan, otherwise VF/Near VF and pleasing for the grade
£5,000 London Coins : A165 : Lot 2490 : Unite Charles I 1643 Oxford Mint, shorter bust with King's elbow not visible S.2734 mintmark Pl... London Coins : A165 : Lot 2490 : Unite Charles I 1643 Oxford Mint, shorter bust with King's elbow not visible S.2734 mintmark Pl...

Auction 165
Hammered Coins , 1644 mintmark Lis/- S.2994 overall Fine with some weak areas
£80 London Coins : A165 : Lot 2489 : Threepence Charles I Oxford Mint, 1644 mintmark Lis/- S.2994 overall Fine with some weak areas London Coins : A165 : Lot 2489 : Threepence Charles I Oxford Mint, 1644 mintmark Lis/- S.2994 overall Fine with some weak areas

Auction 163
Hammered Coins 1643 , Three Plumes, S.2981 mintmark Book, Fine, the reverse slightly better, pleasing and with good eye appeal for the grade
£750 London Coins : A163 : Lot 346 : Sixpence Charles I 1643 Oxford Mint, Three Shrewsbury Plumes, S.2981 mintmark Book, Fine, the revers... London Coins : A163 : Lot 346 : Sixpence Charles I 1643 Oxford Mint, Three Shrewsbury Plumes, S.2981 mintmark Book, Fine, the revers...

Auction 162
Hammered Coins 1642, Oxford Bust (small) , Reverse: Three Oxford Plumes, S.2971 Obverse with some fine old scratches, struck on a full round flan, NVF/VF and pleasing, our archive database shows this to be only the third example we have offered and by far the finest
£550 London Coins : A162 : Lot 1627 : Shilling Charles I Oxford Mint 1642,  Oxford Bust (small) , Reverse: Three Oxford Plumes, S.2971 Obv... London Coins : A162 : Lot 1627 : Shilling Charles I Oxford Mint 1642,  Oxford Bust (small) , Reverse: Three Oxford Plumes, S.2971 Obv...

Auction 162
Hammered Coins 1643 Reverse: Two Small Plumes flanking a larger central plume, Declaration reads RELIG.PROT.LE.ANG. LIB. PAR (last A unbarred) No stops either side of OX, 12.26 grammes S.2962, North 2423 Near Fine/Fine, clipped
£220 London Coins : A162 : Lot 1602 : Halfcrown Charles I Oxford Mint 1643 Reverse: Two Small Plumes flanking a larger central plume, Decl... London Coins : A162 : Lot 1602 : Halfcrown Charles I Oxford Mint 1643 Reverse: Two Small Plumes flanking a larger central plume, Decl...

Auction 158
Hammered Coins 1642 mint, S.2944 mintmark Plume Fine/Good Fine on a full round flan with some uneven tone on the obverse, no flan cracks, this unusual on this issue
£1,300 London Coins : A158 : Lot 1688 : Half Pound Charles I 1642 Oxford mint, S.2944 mintmark Plume Fine/Good Fine on a full round flan wit... London Coins : A158 : Lot 1688 : Half Pound Charles I 1642 Oxford mint, S.2944 mintmark Plume Fine/Good Fine on a full round flan wit...

Auction 157
Hammered Coins , 1642, plumes on obverse only, horseman, ground line below, Oxford Plume in field, Reverse Three Oxford plumes above Declaration, S.2952, North 2411, Brooker obverse 880/reverse 881, GF/VF the reverse with a metal flaw, Ex-DNW 26/9/2011 Lot 1607
£360 London Coins : A157 : Lot 1903 : Halfcrown Charles I Oxford Mint, 1642, plumes on obverse only, Shrewsbury horseman, ground line belo... London Coins : A157 : Lot 1903 : Halfcrown Charles I Oxford Mint, 1642, plumes on obverse only, Shrewsbury horseman, ground line belo...

Auction 157
Hammered Coins 1642 horseman with ground line, S.2951 mintmark Plume/- Fine or near so with some weaker areas and a scratch on the reverse
£260 London Coins : A157 : Lot 1902 : Halfcrown Charles I Oxford Mint 1642 Shrewsbury horseman with ground line, S.2951 mintmark Plume/- F... London Coins : A157 : Lot 1902 : Halfcrown Charles I Oxford Mint 1642 Shrewsbury horseman with ground line, S.2951 mintmark Plume/- F...

Auction 155
Hammered Coins 1643 (1625-1649) mint.  S2726. Rarer type with half-length crowned portrait of king in armour and scarf flying from shoulder.  Plume behind head. King has symbolic sword in one hand and olive branch in other. Mint mark Oxford plume above. Obverse legend reads: CAROLVS:  D: G:  MAGN:  BRIT:  FR:  ET:  HI:  REX   Reverse has declaration in 3 lines on ornate scroll. RELIG: PROT: LEG: ANGL: LIBER:  This is the King’s undertaking to uphold the Protestant religion, the laws of the kingdom, and the freedoms and privileges of Parliament.  Struck on a large full flan which is slightly irregular as is usual for this type.  EF the reverse better and virtually mint state, with some original lustre. Therefore a rarer type and in higher grade than the example which realised £56,000 in our last sale (lot 1719)
£57,000 London Coins : A155 : Lot 543 : Triple Unite 1643 Charles I (1625-1649) Oxford mint.  S2726. Rarer type with half-length crowne... London Coins : A155 : Lot 543 : Triple Unite 1643 Charles I (1625-1649) Oxford mint.  S2726. Rarer type with half-length crowne...

Auction 155
Hammered Coins Reverse die (see Brooker 803-804) mint, reverse dies same as Brooker 866, obverse dies same as Brooker 867-868, mintmark Plume/- S.2944, full and round, well-centred and evenly struck NVF/VF
£2,800 London Coins : A155 : Lot 499 : Half Pound Charles I Shrewsbury Reverse die (see Brooker 803-804) Oxford mint, reverse dies same as ... London Coins : A155 : Lot 499 : Half Pound Charles I Shrewsbury Reverse die (see Brooker 803-804) Oxford mint, reverse dies same as ...

Auction 155
Hammered Coins horseman , no groundline, S.2953 mintmark plume/- Fine
£300 London Coins : A155 : Lot 501 : Halfcrown Charles I Oxford Mint Shrewsbury horseman , no groundline, S.2953 mintmark plume/- Fine London Coins : A155 : Lot 501 : Halfcrown Charles I Oxford Mint Shrewsbury horseman , no groundline, S.2953 mintmark plume/- Fine

Auction 154
Hammered Coins 1643. mint. Mint mark plume with bands, on obverse only. S2727. North 2384 (Very Rare) Schneider 295. Obverse, ornate taller bust CAROLVS. D: G: MAGN: BRIT: FRAN: ET: HIB: REX. Reverse, ‘Declaration’ on continuous scroll RELIG: PROT: LEG: ANG LIBER: PAR (This is Charles promising to protect ‘the religion of the Protestants, the laws of , the liberty of Parliament’) with denomination numerals (III) above and date 1644 below. A tiny piece of excess metal is evident on the reverse above PROT. This is the same original flaw as seen on the Schneider specimen from the same dies. EF, An exceptional coin, fully round and well centred. All lettering and detail crisply struck. The Triple Unite was produced in the early years of the in the period 1642-1644 and it was the most spectacular coin issued during a reign known for its numismatic diversity. Charles I moved his base from London to Oxford in 1642, but Parliament had sred the support of the with its bankers and merchants. Nevertheless the king was determined to continue the production of and coinage and set up the Oxford mint in New Hall Inn, Oxford. The Triple Unite was in effect a large propaganda piece produced by the Royalists in their ongoing clash with the forces of Parliament, and was made in very small numbers over a 3 year period.
£56,000 London Coins : A154 : Lot 1719 : Triple Unite 1643. Oxford mint. Charles I  Mint mark plume with bands, on obverse only. S2727. North... London Coins : A154 : Lot 1719 : Triple Unite 1643. Oxford mint. Charles I  Mint mark plume with bands, on obverse only. S2727. North...

Auction 154
Hammered Coins 1642 , horseman trampling on arms, Reverse three Oxford Plumes above denomination S.2939 NVF, the obverse with some double striking, the reverse boldly struck, with two flan cracks, one at 3 o'clock, the other at 6 o'clock
£4,000 London Coins : A154 : Lot 1662 : Pound Charles I 1642 Oxford Mint, Shrewsbury horseman trampling on arms, Reverse three Oxford Plumes... London Coins : A154 : Lot 1662 : Pound Charles I 1642 Oxford Mint, Shrewsbury horseman trampling on arms, Reverse three Oxford Plumes...

Auction 154
Hammered Coins Obverse with horseman on ground line, no mintmark, dated 1642, Plume without band in field, Reverse with three Plumes with bands in field and colon stops in the legend S.2496, North 2405, Brooker 869 (same dies) Toned, round and attractive, VF and Rare
£2,600 London Coins : A154 : Lot 1571 : Crown Charles I Oxford Mint Obverse with Shrewsbury horseman on ground line, no mintmark, dated 1642... London Coins : A154 : Lot 1571 : Crown Charles I Oxford Mint Obverse with Shrewsbury horseman on ground line, no mintmark, dated 1642...

Auction 154
Hammered Coins 1643 , horseman trampling on arms, Reverse three Oxford Plumes above denomination S.2945A Fine, the reverse better, on a full and round flan, the obverse slightly weak on the horse, the reverse bold and clear
£1,900 London Coins : A154 : Lot 1604 : Half Pound Charles I 1643 Oxford Mint, Shrewsbury horseman trampling on arms, Reverse three Oxford P... London Coins : A154 : Lot 1604 : Half Pound Charles I 1643 Oxford Mint, Shrewsbury horseman trampling on arms, Reverse three Oxford P...

Auction 154
Hammered Coins 1643, Large Oxford bust, S.2972 mintmark Plume/-, Fine Good Fine
£420 London Coins : A154 : Lot 1676 : Shilling Charles I Oxford Mint 1643, Large Oxford bust, S.2972 mintmark Plume/-, Fine Good Fine London Coins : A154 : Lot 1676 : Shilling Charles I Oxford Mint 1643, Large Oxford bust, S.2972 mintmark Plume/-, Fine Good Fine

Auction 153
Hammered Coins 1643 S.2972 mintmark Oxford Plume, Near Fine
£260 London Coins : A153 : Lot 1985 : Shilling Charles I Oxford Mint 1643 S.2972 mintmark Oxford Plume, Near Fine London Coins : A153 : Lot 1985 : Shilling Charles I Oxford Mint 1643 S.2972 mintmark Oxford Plume, Near Fine

Auction 152
Hammered Coins 1642 S.2946 slight signs of flan stress, the horseman excellent, an attractive type coin
£4,000 London Coins : A152 : Lot 1961 : Crown Charles I 1642 Oxford Mint S.2946 slight signs of flan stress, the horseman excellent, an attr... London Coins : A152 : Lot 1961 : Crown Charles I 1642 Oxford Mint S.2946 slight signs of flan stress, the horseman excellent, an attr...

Auction 151
Hammered Coins Bonnet type S.1251 , moneyer Aelfpi [ ] (Aelfwig or Aelfwine) Good Fine with some cracks down the lines of the cross, rare
£220 London Coins : A151 : Lot 2103 : Penny William I Bonnet type S.1251 Oxford Mint, moneyer Aelfpi [ ] (Aelfwig or Aelfwine) Good Fine w... London Coins : A151 : Lot 2103 : Penny William I Bonnet type S.1251 Oxford Mint, moneyer Aelfpi [ ] (Aelfwig or Aelfwine) Good Fine w...

Auction 150
Hammered Coins 1643 style horseman, three Oxford Plumes S.2946A no mintmark, Fine or better
£1,900 London Coins : A150 : Lot 1712 : Crown Charles I Oxford Mint 1643 Shrewsbury style horseman, three Oxford Plumes S.2946A no mintmark,... London Coins : A150 : Lot 1712 : Crown Charles I Oxford Mint 1643 Shrewsbury style horseman, three Oxford Plumes S.2946A no mintmark,...

Auction 150
Hammered Coins 1644 S.2985 mintmark Floriated Cross NEF/GVF, comes with old Spink ticket
£700 London Coins : A150 : Lot 1718 : Groat Charles I 1644 Oxford Mint S.2985 mintmark Floriated Cross NEF/GVF, comes with old Spink ticke... London Coins : A150 : Lot 1718 : Groat Charles I 1644 Oxford Mint S.2985 mintmark Floriated Cross NEF/GVF, comes with old Spink ticke...

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