Coin - Sixpence, Charles I, Great Britain, 1639-1640 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 463

Silver coin; Denomination: Sixpence
Tower Mint, London
Charles I (1625-1649)

The Denomination is shown by the Roman numeral VI behind the King's head
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.955 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Hammered
DateEra: 1639-1640 AD
Denomination: Sixpence
Obverse Description: Crowned bust of the King facing left wearing a lace collar and armour; behind, the denomination in Roman numerals, VI; around, CAROLVS D G MAG BRI FRA ET HI REX (mm. triangle)
Reverse Description: Square-topped shield quartered with combined arms of England and France (1st and 4th), Scotland and Ireland over cross moline; around, CHRISTO AVSPICE REGNO (mm. triangle) (translation: I reign under the auspices of Christ)
Edge Description: plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King Charles I, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London

The Royal Mint was in the Tower of London at the time this coin was struck and is usually referred to as the Tower Mint
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  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 2814 Pages

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