||Charles I Newarke Shilling 1645, S-3141, North-2640, VF25 NGC. Evenly worn and a delightful example of this siege coinage. Made from crude dies hand-hammered into cut pieces of silver plate. All the important details are very clear, the obverse is particularly pleasing, and the toning is a lovely, medium medieval gray. All in all, a remarkable survivor of the Civil War, minted within the besieged castle at Newark-on-Trent, directly east of Chester and south of Pontefract, where the war would come to a conclusion.
Realized $2,350.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.