Henry VI Gold Noble, Annulet Issue (c.1422-30)
Tower mint, London
Obverse: The King standing facing in ship holding upright sword and quartered shield, ship rigging with two ropes to left, and one rope to right, annulet by sword arm, lis after King's name, small trefoils stops in the abbreviated Latin legend surrounding: h EnRIC+ DI:. GRA':. REX:. AnGL':. Z:. FRAnC':. DnS:. hyB'
Reverse: h at centre of an ornate cross with lis terminals, crown over lion in angles, all within beaded and linear tressure of eight arcs, annulet in upper right spandrel, large fleurs in other spandrels, mint mark pierced fleur de lis, with annulet stops in the abbreviated Latin legend surrounding: +Ih'C*AVT'o TRAnSIEnSo PERo mEDIVmo ILLORV'o IBAT
S.1799; Schneider 282; N.1414.
An absolutely stunning example, as struck with a superb deep golden tone, with original lustrous surfaces, extremely rare in such a high grade of preservation.
Has been graded and slabbed by NGC as MS64 (*Tied finest certified)
NGC certification number: 2108732-001.
**We note neither NGC nor PCGS have any graded higher than MS 64.
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