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Royal (or State) Farthings of James I, Charles I, and the Commonwealth

Charles I (27 March 1625 - 30 January 1649)
Maltravers Round Type

(See also Farthings of James I, Charles I, and the Commonwealth)

The Maltravers Round farthings are broken into three very similar types. They differ mainly in the mint or privy mark arrangement.
  • First type: Mark on obverse only
  • Second type: Same mark on obverse and reverse
  • Third type: Different mark on obverse than that on reverse

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Maltravers Round Currency (Copper): (1634-1636)
Spink 3189; Peck 230-233; Montagu 3
O  Crown with double arch and with 5 oval jewels on the circlet; crossed scepters through the crown, beaded inner circle. Privy mark at top center at start of legend, mark on obverse only
CAROLVS : D : G : MAG : BRIT (top dot of colon is a dot or an apostrophe)
R  Harp with 5 or 6 strings and an eagle's head, broad crown above with double arch and with 5 oval jewels on the circlet, beaded inner circle
· FRAN · ET : HIB : REX · (or [FRAN : ET : HIB : REX] with the top dot of the colon being an apostrophe)
Privy mark on obverse only
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Maltravers Round Currency (Copper): (1634-1636)
Spink 3190; Peck 234-254; Montagu 3
O  Crown with double arch and with 5 oval jewels on the circlet; crossed scepters through the crown, beaded inner circle. Privy mark at top center at start of legend
CAROLVS D G MAG BRIT (with various stops)
R  Harp with 5, 6, 7, or 8 strings and an eagle's head, broad crown above with double arch and with 5 oval jewels on the circlet, beaded inner circle. Privy mark at end of legend, mark same as obverse mark
FRAN ET HIB REX (with various stops)
Same privy mark on obverse and reverse
Approximate value in the condition (EF) shown: $80.00
P0241__1 Farthing, Maltravers Round of Charles I
Maltravers Round Currency (Copper): (1634-1636)
Spink 3191; Peck 255-267; Montagu 3
O  Crown with double arch and with 5 jewels on the circlet; crossed scepters through the crown, beaded inner circle. Privy mark at top center at start of legend
CAROLVS D G MAG BRIT (with various stops)
R  Harp with 5, 6, or 7 strings and an eagle's head, broad crown above with double arch and with 5 jewels on the circlet, beaded inner circle. Privy mark usually at end of legend, mark different from obverse mark
FRAN ET HIB REX (with various stops)
Different privy marks on obverse and reverse
Approximate value in the condition (VF) shown: $23.00
P0266__0 Farthing, Maltravers Round of Charles I

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