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Auction: 19021 - The Dr. Erik Miller Collection Part I - Crowns
Lot: 23

Charles II (1660-1685), Crown, 1662, edge undated, first laureate and draped bust right, rose below, rev. inverted die axis, first crowned shields cruciform, ten strings to harp, interlocking cs in angles, • decvs • et • tvtamen * on edge, 29.92g {461.7grns} (cf. ESC 341 {15B}; S.3350), a magnificent coin, equal to a proof, with a rich cabinet tone overlying residual brilliance, excepting a fine scratch in second quarter of reverse, a most pleasing extremely fine, very rare thus and with a fascinating pedigree

provenance
Purchased Baldwin, 24 August 1961 - £150.0.0
Whetmore, 14 July 1961, lot 58 - £120.0.0 (to Baldwin), wherein erroneously listed as: "decus * et * tvtamen *
Lingford, 24-26 November 1950, lot 279, "struck like a proof and in perfect condition, extremely rare thus" - £42.0.0 (Baldwin)
Purchased Spink, 1948 - £75.0.0
J P Webster of Sydney, 30 July 1929, lot 41 - as described latterly in the Circular - '9.5 guineas'
SNC, June 1907, no. 41095 - "a brilliant coin equal to a proof. Ex. Rostron collection (£28.10.0)" - £12.10.0
Mackerell, 14-15 May 1906, lot 34 -"brilliant and very rare" - £10.0.0 (Spink)
SNC, April 1905, no. 14340 - "a perfect impression, sold a few years since (Rostron collection) for £28.10.0, exceedingly rare thus, probably a proof. RRR" - £15.0.0
SNC, January 1904, no. 99681 - "1662, Proof Crown, by Roettier, with the usual draped bust with rose beneath. Edge inscribed but not dated. Rud. XXXIV, 5., a magnificent coin from the Rostron collection (£28.10.0) RR" - £15.0.0
Murdoch, second portion, 8-13 June 1903, lot 638 - "brilliant and extremely rare" - £8.10.0 (Spink)
Rostron, 16 May 1892, lot 380 - "a brilliant proof and very rare" - £28.10.0 (Spink)

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Estimate
£8,000 to £10,000