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Coin - Halfcrown, Charles II, Great Britain, 1683 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 25770

Undated silver coin; Denomination: Halfcrown
Tower Mint, London
King Charles II (1660-1685)

The halfcrown was current at 2 shillings 6 pence
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.97 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 - England
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: English
DateEra: 1683 AD
Denomination: Half Crown
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, arranged to form a cross shape with the Star of the Garter at the centre; in angles, two interlinked Cs; around, MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1683, the date being divided by the crown above the English shield.
Edge Description: In raised lettering, DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI TRICESIMO QVINTO
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King Charles II, London, England, Great Britain, 1683
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1683
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3367 Pages

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