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Coin - Twopence, Charles II, Great Britain, 1679 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 25800

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

For the Maundy ceremony held on Holy Thursday.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 14 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 0.987 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: maundy money
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: 1679 AD
Denomination: 2 Pence
Obverse Description: Laureate and draped bust of Charles II facing right; around, CAROLVS II DEO GRATIA
Reverse Description: At centre, a crown above two interlocked Cs; around, MAG. BR. FRA. ET. HIB. REX. 1679 the date divided by the crown.
Edge Description: Plain
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 3388 Pages

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