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Auction: 23006 - The Official COINEX Auction at Spink
Lot: 121

Richard III (1483-1485), Groat, Type 1, Tower, RICARD x' DI x' GRA x' REX x' ANGL x' Z FRAN[C], the legend rotated in the die to give the semblance of starting at 11 o'clock, crowned bust facing, in double tressure of eight arches, trefoils on cusps, except over crown, rev. CIVITAS LONDON long cross and trio of pellets in angels, 2.74g [42.28grns], 7h, m.m. dimidiated sun-and-rose 1 [SR1] (Stewartby, p. 434, 1; North 1679; Spink 2154), an interesting die rotation striking to give RICARD above the crown, otherwise lightly waterworn and field toned, a pleasing very fine, rare, an iconic issue of the 'King in the Car Park'

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