Confirmation of a Previously Noted Variety of a Charles I Tower Shilling by David Holt.

A Charles I Tower Mint shilling Sharp Type D2/2 mint mark harp was mentioned by Michael Sharp as existing in the 1989 edition of the British Numismatic Journal (59) Page 214.  A photograph of the coin was not included in the article, nor was any provenance given, and no example has come to light in the 29 years since publication until very recently. Consequently, this variety was omitted from the Holt/Hulett/Lyall Tower Mint shilling update paper published in the 2014 edition of the BNJ as proof of existence was not established.

An example recently came up for sale in a provincial auction and is now in a private collection; it is illustrated in this research note.

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