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CNG 91, Lot: 1520. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

TUDOR. Elizabeth I. 1558-1603. AR Crown (42mm, 28.84 g, 2h). Seventh issue. Tower (London) mint; im: 1. Struck 1601-1602. Crowned bust left, holding scepter and globus cruciger (B&C bust 9A) / Garnished coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée. Cooper dies C/6 (unlisted combination); BCW 1-1/1-a5; North 2012; SCBC 2582. Near VF, toned, small mark on cheek. Clear profile.

From the Tradewinds Collection.

This die combination is not recorded in Cooper, but is not unexpected, as reverse die 6 is known to have been paired with obverse dies B and D.