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Charles I (1625-1649), Sixpence, Newark, 1646, crown dividing C and R, rev. OBS | NEWARK

Charles I (1625-1649), Sixpence, Newark, 1646, crown dividing C and R, rev. OBS | NEWARK

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Charles I (1625-1649), Sixpence, Newark, 1646, crown dividing C and R, rev. OBS | NEWARK | 1646, 2.69g, [41.2grns], 12h (North 2642; Spink 3146), some wear about the edges but otherwise very fine. The dated coins of 1646 are rare, as the new year at that time did not commence till the 25th March. Therefore 1646 dated coins could really only have been issued from the 25th March till the 6th May maximum, but probably for a slightly shorter time in reality. Probably for only 40 days or less, a very short-lived issue and subsequently rare.

The letters OBS: are an abbreviation of the word obsidional which means "of the siege."

Hammered English Civil War silver


Provenance

T Matthews, by private treaty, 1985


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