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Coin - Shilling, Charles II, Great Britain, 1663 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 551

Summary:
Silver coin; Denomination: Shilling
Tower Mint, London
King Charles II (1660-1685)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.785 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: 1663 AD
Denomination: 1 Shilling
Obverse Description: Laureate and draped bust of Charles II, facing right; around, CAROLVS . II . DEI . GRATIA
Reverse Description: Four crowned shields, bearing the arms of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, formed to make a cross with the Star of the Garter at the centre; in the angles, two interlinked Cs; around, MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1663, the date being divided by the crown above the English arms.
Edge Description: straight milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King Charles II, 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
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3371 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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