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CNG 103, Lot: 1227. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $8500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SCOTLAND. Mary. 1542-1567. AV Abbey Crown – Twenty Shillings (25mm, 3.27 g, 6h). First period. Edinburgh mint; im: star/crown. First period, Edinburgh mint; im: star/crown, struck 1542. (star) MΛRIΛ · DEI · GRΛ · REGINΛ · SCOTORVM, crowned coat-of-arms; cinquefoils flanking / (crown) · CRVCIS · ΛRMΛ · SEQVΛMVR, cross fleurée with quatrefoil at center; thistles in quarters. Burns 3 (fig. 808 – same dies); SCBI 35 (Ashmolean & Hunterian), 976 (same dies); SCBC 5390. VF, deep red and purple toning. Very rare.


Ex Spink 20 (31 March 1982), lot 152; Glendining (7 July 1948), lot 32.