Coin - Crown, Charles I, Great Britain, 1645-1646 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 499

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

This coin was struck when the mint was under the control of the Parliament. A crown is a 5 shilling coin.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 45 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 29.32 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), 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
DateEra: 1645-1646 AD
Denomination: Crown
Obverse Description: At centre within a circle of beads, the King crowned and wearing armour and long scarf on horseback advancing to left, sword drawn held upright before him; around, (mm. sun) CAROLVS D G MAG BRI FRA & HIB REX
Reverse Description: At centre within a circle of beads, oval garnished shield quartered with the arms of England and Frace jointly in 1st and 4th, Scotland and Ireland; around, (mm. sun) CHRIST 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, 1645-1646
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1645-1646

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 2762 Pages

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