1663 Crown EF

1663 Crown EF Obverse 1663 Crown EF Reverse
Type:
Crown
Date:
1663
Grade:
EF
Description:
Charles 11 Crown 1663 (THE CELEBRATED PETITION CROWN BY THOMAS SIMON). Obv' Large medallic laureate bust with Simon in script below. Portrait fully frosted the legends with fine line borders & frosting. Rev' Four crowned shields, between them interlinked Cs. St George & dragon in centre. Edge inscribed in two lines - THOMAS SIMON HUMBLY PRAYS YOUR MAJESTY TO COMPARE THIS HIS TRYALL PIECE WITH THE DUTCH & IF MORE/ TRULY DRAWN & EMBOSS'D MORE GRACE FULLY ORDER'D & MORE ACCURATELY ENGRAVEN TO RELIEVE HIM. Provenance - Dimsdale 1824: Thomas 1844: Cuff 1854: Marsham 1888: Clarke 1891: Webb 1894: Forster 1903: Roth 1917: Taylor: Wheeler 1930: Raynes 1962: Norweb 1985: Perly Storer 1995: Noble: St James's auction 2008: A little rubbing in field before face (in antiquity) otherwise a magnificent example of this great rarity, the most spectacular & desirable coin in the entire British series. Deeply toned & Extremely Fine. (Please note a Reddite crown sold in Spink in 2014 for £409,000 inc) The petition crown is far more desirable than the Reddite) Excessively rare, one of three specimens available to collectors. My price £585,000.
Status:
Available
Price:
£585000.00