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Pattern Coin - Crown, Charles II, Great Britain, 1663 Reddite Numismatics Reg. No: NU 577

Summary:
Silver pattern coin struck by Thomas Simon at the Tower Mint, London during the reign of King Charles II (1660-1685) known because of the edge legend as the Reditte crown. The crown is a five shilling coin. This piece has circulated and is worn.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 37 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 29.757 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, Thomas Simon, Engraver (1618-1665), The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: pattern strikes
DateEra: 1663 AD
Denomination: Crown (5 Shillings)
Obverse Description: Laureate and draped bust of Charles II facing right; around, CAROLVS II DEI GRA; below, Simon.
Reverse Description: Four crowned shields, bearing arms of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, set to form a cross with St. George and dragon within the Garter at centre; in angles, interlinked pairs of Cs; around, MAG BRI FR ET HIB REX 1663, the date being divided by the crown above the English shield.
Edge Description: In raised lettering, REDDITE the rest worn
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King Charles II, England, Great Britain, 1663
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1663

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
Engraver: Thomas Simon - Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3354B Pages

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