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Coin - Twopence, James II, Great Britain, 1686 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 29147

Summary:
Silver coin: Denomination: Twopence
Tower Mint, London
King James II (1685-1688)

Commonly known as a Maundy coin although it is probable that only the penny denomination was used in the Maundy ceremony at that time.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Robert Edwards - Museum of Victoria, 1989
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 14 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.016 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
DateEra: 1686 AD
Denomination: 2 Pence
Obverse Description: Laureate head of James II facing left; around, IACOBVS . II . DEI . GRATIA
Reverse Description: At centre, below a crown, the Roman numeral II; around, MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1686
Edge Description: plain
Material: Silver
Issued By: King James II, England, Great Britain, 1686
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
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3416 Pages

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