Coin - Halfgroat, Charles I, Great Britain, 1639-1640 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 467

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

The halfgroat is a twopence coin
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 16 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 0.918 g (Weight)

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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: 1639-1640
Denomination: Halfgroat
Obverse Description: Within an inner circle of beads, the crowned and draped bust of Charles I facing left; behind, the denomination in pence, II; around, (mm. triangle) CAROLVS D G M B F ET H REX.
Reverse Description: Within an inner circle of beads, a garnished oval shield quartered with the arms of England combined with France, Scotland and Ireland; around, (mm. triangle) IVSTITIA THRONTVM FIRMAT (translation, Justice strengthens the throne).
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], J. North, English Hammered Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1963, North 2258 Pages
  3. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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