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MichaelC62

Charles I Sixpence Sp 2800.. 3a?

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Hello,

I am new to this site and to collecting Hammered coins. I have just purchased my  first coin that I think is a Charles I sixpence Sp 2800...3a. It is crown mintmark [1635-6] which is what the dealer sold it as. My question is it only weighs 2.69g which appears to be quite light for a sixpence. Would a Charles I expert mind looking at my coin and comment on it and the weight please. What do I actually look for in a hammered coin. They appear differ vastly from each other. The diameter is 24.4-25.1mm and it doesn't appear to be clipped. Thank you in advance for any advice. Michael578411469_1635-6SixpenceObversea.thumb.jpg.d189eeaade7e6f5e234a127d79544431.jpg1795560892_1635-5Reversea.thumb.jpg.17925fcf340db48335bb5b50d2ac4180.jpg

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Welcome to the forum!

We could do with better (cropped) photos, but by downloading and magnifying I can get a reasonable idea. There are much more experienced experts than me on here, but it does appear right for a Charles I sixpence. I believe S2813 in the Spink book. The V behind the head is part of VI for Six - the denomination. The mintmark of a Crown gives a date of 1635/6.

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Nothing to worry about. The weights do vary, so if the metal looks good and not cast, then it should be ok.

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Thank you for your advice

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