Coin - Halfcrown, Charles I, Great Britain, 1644-1645 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 433

Silver coin; Denomination: Halfcrown
Tower mint, London
Charles I (1625-1649)

A halfcrown is a 2 shilling and 6 pence coin.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.531 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: 1644-1645 AD
Denomination: Halfcrown
Obverse Description: At centre within a circle of beads; crowned king wearing long scarf and holding sword upright on horseback advancing to left; around, (mm. (R)) [CAROLVS] D G MAG BRI FRA ET HIB REX (tops of most letters and all of CAROLVS off flan)
Reverse Description: At centre within a circle of beads; garnished oval shield quartered with royal arms; around, CHRISTO AVSPICE REGNO (translation: I reign under the auspices of Christ)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King Charles I, England, Great Britain, 1644-1645
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1644-1645

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 2778 Pages

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