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Coin - Threepence, Charles II, Great Britain, 1660-1662 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 536

Summary:
Undated silver coin; Denomination: Threepence
Tower Mint, London
King Charles II (1660-1685)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.472 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard Collection, 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: England
DateEra: 1660-1662 AD
Denomination: Threepence
Obverse Description: Within a circle, crowned and draped bust of Charles II, facing left; in field behind head the denomination, III around, (mm. crown) CAROLVS . II . D . G . M . B . F. & H REX.
Reverse Description: Within a circle, square topped shield quartered with the arms of England and France combined (in 1st and 4th quarters), Scotland and Ireland, on a cross fleury; around, (mm. crown) CHRISTO . AVSPICE . REGNO (translation: I reign under the auspices of Christ)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King Charles II, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3325 Pages
  2. [Book], J. North, English Hammered Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1963, North 2769 Pages

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