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Coin - Groat, Charles II, Great Britain, 1683 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 25788

Summary:
Silver coin; Denomination: Groat
Tower Mint, London
King Charles II (1660-1685)

For the Maundy ceremony held on Holy Thursday. A groat is a fourpence coin.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.724 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: maundy money
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
Series: England
DateEra: 1683
Denomination: Groat
Obverse Description: Laureate and draped bust of Charles II facing right; around, CAROLVS II DEO GRATIA
Reverse Description: At centre, a crown above four interlocked Cs which form a cross with a rose, thistle, lis and harp in the angles; around, MAG. BR. FRA. ET. HIB. REX. 1683, the date divided by the crown.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King Charles II, England, Great Britain, 1683
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1683

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 3384 Pages

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