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England, Commonwealth, 1650 Double-Crown, mm. Sun - NGC MS 63+ Extremely Rare, Single Finest Graded

- The finest graded example by both major third-party grading companies. Graded NGC MS63+, this example is technically finer than the Montagu example, which is considered to be the finest known and has graded PCGS MS63.

- Rated R3, extremely rare. No example was present in the thorough and extensive Slaney Collection.

- With incredible eye appeal, blinding lustre and pristine surfaces this is a top example of a premium issue from the extremely popular commonwealth series.

Condition
NGC Mint State 63+. Astounding. Impeccably preserved, with a full, fiery lustre and untouched striation marks. A touch of vibrant, magenta tone in peripheral bloom. Very rare. Single finest graded.
Obverse
Conjoined shields of St. George and Ireland, within wreath of palm and laurel; mint mark sun above, with no stops; THE · COMMONWEALTH · OF · ENGLAND.
Reverse
Dual shields of St George and Irish harp with value [· X ·] above, within beaded border; date above; · GOD · WITH · VS ·.
Edge
Plain (hammered).
Provenance
ex. SINCONA British Collection, SINCONA 75, lot 119, 16th May 2022.
Our Price:
£34,750.00
Weight
4.48 g
Diameter
approx. 27 mm
Metal
gold
Fineness
22 carat (91.67%)
Fine weight
4.107 g (0.1320 oz t)
Production method
hammered
General References
Bull.35 [R3]; Fr.270; KM.394.1; North.2717 [R]; S.3210
Collection References
Broughton.472; King.-; Lockett.2596; Montagu.669; Roth.334; Schneider.349; Slaney.-; Stratos.-; Waterbird.-
Certification number

The commonwealth series of English coinage is one of the most popular in existence. The double crown denomination being the most prestigious behind the unite. This double crown is one of the very finest in existence of an extremely rare issue and has achieved a technical grade higher than that of the Montagu example (PCGS MS63), which is widely considered the finest known and sold in 2016 for £38,400 (22/3, SPINK, lot 472).

The incredible surface condition of this piece makes this one of the most attractive examples of hammered gold coinage ever to be encountered. The dazzling lustre in combination with hints of rich, orange tone gives the impression of swirling flames or rippling water. Truly as lustrous as is ever seen on hammered gold. The obverse is particularly vibrant, with touches of bright magenta and more pervasive tangerine tone. This gem of British history is completely breath-taking and absolutely must be seen in person to be believed.

The British Collection

This coin graced the illustrious British Collection, sold by the Swiss auction house SINCONA in two parts. The collection is one of the most complete and important collections of British coinage ever to exist. Assembled over 50 years of collecting with pieces spanning nearly six centuries and all of astounding quality, the collection sold for $5.8 million and stands as a momentous event in British numismatics, likely not to be bested for years to come.

It is worth noting however that most of the coins in the sale were sold without their provenances, much of which were of the highest prestige. Independent research on our part has been successful in reuniting some of these significant pieces with their history.

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Ukraine

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Rest of the world

Orders to rest of the world are shipped via Royal Mail up to an order value of £2,500, via DHL on order values over £2,500. Insurance cover at 0.5% of order total will be added. Prices are excluding VAT.

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Canada

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Australia

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Japan

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Singapore

£15.00

£55.00

China

£15.00

£55.00

Rest of World

£20.00

£55.00

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