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Coin - Crown, James II, Great Britain, 1688 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 585

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

During this reign no special signs to denote the source of the silver used to produce the coins were used. A crown was a 5 shilling coin
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 40 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 29.124 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
Series: England
DateEra: 1688 AD
Denomination: Crown (5 Shillings)
Obverse Description: Laureate and draped bust of James II facing left; around, IACOBVS . II . DEI . GRATIA
Reverse Description: Four crowned shields, bearing the arms of England Scotland France and Ireland, arranged to form a cross; around, MAG . BR . FRA . ET . HIB REX 1688, the date being divided by the crown above the English shield.
Edge Description: Raised lettering, DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI QVARTO (off centre)
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King James II, England, Great Britain, 1688
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1688

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
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3407 Pages

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