Coin - Twopence, Charles II, Great Britain, 1660-1662 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 535

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

Third coinage with mark of value and inner circle. This denomination is sometimes referred to as a half groat.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 16 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 0.963 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard Collection, The Tower Mint, 1300-1809, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: England
DateEra: 1660-1662 AD
Denomination: Twopence
Obverse Description: Within an inner circle, crowned and draped bust of Charles II, facing left; behind, the mark of value II; around, (mm. crown) CAROLVS . II . D . G . MAG . BRIT . FRA . ET . HIB . REX .
Reverse Description: Within an inner circle, a square topped shield quartered with the arms of England and France combined (in 1st and 4th quarters), Scotland and Ireland, on a cross fleury; around, (mm. crown) C[HRISTO . A]VSPICE . REGNO . (translation: I reign under the auspices of Christ)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King Charles II, England, Great Britain
Mint: London Tower (Mint)
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  2. [Book], J. North, English Hammered Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1963, Noth 2772 Pages
  3. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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