This is a Charles I shilling, minted at the Tower of London between 1641 - 1643.
Charles I was the last King to rule the three kingdoms (England, Scotland and Ireland) before the monarchy was abolished and the Commonwealth of England was formed.
During his reign he had a strained relationship with Parliament and ruled from 1629 - 1640 without it - often referred to as his "eleven years tyranny". This period eventually led to the English Civil War and Charles' imprisonment.
During captivity, Charles formed a secret treaty with Scotland which would have them invade England and restore him as King. The Second English Civil War cumulated in Parliamentarian victory and Charles was sentenced to death for treason. He is the only English King to be executed.
Crowned and bearded bust of Charles I, XII behind, with the inscription: CAROLVS D G MAG BRIT FR ET HI REX
The mint mark - a triangle in a circle - can be found at the top of the coin. The symbol represents the Tower Mint.
The reverse of the coin shows a square-topped shield over cross moline quartering arms, with the inscription:
CHRISTO AVSPICE REGNO (I reign under the auspice of Christ).
Spink reference 2799.
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their gold content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.
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If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.
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