COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND GOLD PATTER HALF BROAD – EXTREMELY RARE REEDED EDGE PATTERN WITH A DISTINGUISHED PEDIGREE TO 1802 – PF 63 NGC GRADED BRITISH COIN (Inv. 12911)
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ENGLAND, COMMONWEALTH. Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector, 1653-1658.
Pattern Gold Half Broad, 21.5 mm, 6h. Dies by John S. Tanner. Tower (London) mint. Dated 1656 (though probably struck 1738). Edge: Reeded.
Obv. OLIVAR · D · G · R · P · ANG · SCO · HIB · &c PRO ·, laureate and draped bust of Crowmwell left.
Rev. · PAX · QVÆRITVR · BELLO · 16 56, crowned coat-of-arms.
Lessen C9; W&R 41; North p. 208, I.
NGC graded PF 63 Cameo, according to Lessen this is 1 of 2 specimens known of the reeded edge variety, the other being in the British Museum in London, and with an outstanding pedigree taking the coin back over two centuries.
The most recent owners of this coin are:
Ex Jonathan P. Rosen Collection (Mr. Rosen is a prominent collector of British and ancient coins, a philanthropist and a supporter of many art institutions in the US and abroad).
Ex Michael Druck Collection (the late Mr. Druck was an outstanding numismatist employed by Stack’s, and at the time of his untimely passing, he was president of the New York Numismatic Club).
Ex Jonathan P. Rosen Collection (Triton XXI, 1/10/2018, lot 1487).
Ex Michael Druck Collection (Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio, 12 January 2017), lot 2458 (hammer $45000)
Ex E. M. H. Norweb Collection (Part 2, Spink 48, 13 November 1985), lot 421, purchased from Spink, April 1964; H. K. Hepburn-Wright Collection (acquired by Spink)
Ex G. Blake Collection (Seaby Coin & Medal Bulletin 456, May 1956), no. BL185
Ex May Collection (Seaby Coin & Medal Bulletin 433, June 1954), no. GM51
Ex H. C. Brunning Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 18 March 1908), lot 9
Ex R. M. Foster Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 3 November 1903), lot 125
Ex H. Montagu Collection (Part III, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 November 1895), lot 715
Ex W. Brice Collection (collection acquired en block by Montagu in 1887)
Ex E. Wigan Collection (acquired by Rollin & Feuardent in 1872)
Ex J. D. Cuff Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 8 June 1854), lot 1296
Ex Lt.-Col. W. Durrant Collection (Sotheby & Wilkinson, 19 April 1847), lot 762
Ex T. Thomas Collection (S. Leigh Sotheby, 23 February 1844), lot 815
Ex S. Tyssen Collection (Leigh & Sotheby, 12 April 1802), lot 2265.