Pattern Farthings of Charles II

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PictureDate DESCRIPTION Price  
Click here to view picture 1676 BMC 492. Pattern Farthing (?) in Silver. Near VF, rare £195.00
Click here to view picture 1676 BMC 492. Pattern Farthing (?) in Silver. GVF, rare £295.00
Click here to view picture 1676 BMC 492. Pattern Farthing (?) in Silver. GVF, rare £295.00
Click here to view picture 1676 BMC 492. Pattern Farthing (?) in Silver. GVF, rare £295.00
Click here to view picture 1676 BMC 492. Pattern Farthing (?) in Silver. GVF, rare £295.00
Click here to view picture 1665 BMC 407. Silver Pattern. Short Hair. Edge, straight-grained. VF, very scarce £275.00
Click here to view picture 1665 BMC 407. Silver Pattern. Short Hair. Edge, straight-grained. VF, very scarce £275.00
Click here to view picture 1665 BMC 407. Silver Pattern. Short Hair. Edge, straight-grained. Near EF, very rare £550.00
Click here to view picture 1665 BMC 407. Silver Pattern. Short Hair. Edge, straight-grained. Near EF, very rare £550.00
Click here to view picture 1665 BMC 407. Silver Pattern. Short Hair. Edge, straight-grained. Some minor marks visible on close inspection otherwise Choice GEF or better, very much sharper than usual and an exquisite toning with proof like fields. £850.00
Click here to view picture 1665 BMC 417. Silver Pattern. Edge straight-grained with raised line down the centre. A pleasing About Very Fine. (The first in stock since List 27, seven years ago.) Very rare. Sold
Click here to view picture 1665 Gold Pattern by J. Roettier. BMC -- (Dies of BMC 419). WR -- . 8.39g. About EF with much brilliance, small test cut above spear. Of the highest rarity from this obverse die, thus most likely Unique. An absolute must for any collector of extreme rarities.
Ex Spink Numismatic Circular Nov. 1986
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Click here to view picture 1665 BMC 422. Silver Pattern. Long hair. Superb EF or better, practically Mint State.Sold at Christies 8.5.1980, Lot 449.

Ex H. Manville (Lot 606)
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Click here to view picture 1665 BMC 422. Silver Pattern. Long Hair. Edge, straight-grained. Bold GVF with a pleasing subtle gold tone. £495.00
Click here to view picture Charles II Pattern in Tin with an inner ring of copper. BMC 448. Some blistering but Practically Mint State with original tin lustre. Excessively rare.

From this writer's spares and duplicates, acquired 13th June 1973.

Ex Dr E. A. Johnstone, who bought it from the Clarke Thornhill auction in May 1937, Lot 764 for £1/14/-. (£1.70)
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Click here to view picture Charles II Pattern in Silver. BMC 474. Crowned portrait facing left within roped inner circle. CAROLV II REX. Reverse Three Pillars of Wisdom, intertwined and mounted by national emblems. THVS VNITED INVINCIBLE, rosette at top.Very Fine, extremely rare.

Ex Major A. W. Foster, Glendinings 19th October 1953, Lot 14.

Ex Slaney, Spink Coin Auction 163, 15th May 2003, Lot 247 (graded Nearly Extremely Fine by Spink).

Apart from the Manville example, sold on List 43, we have to go back to List 11 (1990) when we sold an example to Dr Terry Aitken and later re-sold it on List 28.
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Click here to view picture Charles II Pattern in Copper. BMC 485. Obverse and Reverse, no legend, 3 pillars, CR divided and crowned. Plain edge. EF, excessively rare
(Colin Cooke managed only to acquire one in Fair condition)
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