|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
||Crown (5 Shillings)
||Laureate and draped bust of Charles II facing right; around, CAROLVS II DEI GRA; below, Simon.
||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.
||In raised lettering, REDDITE the rest worn
||King Charles II, England, Great Britain, 1663
||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
||Thomas Simon - Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain
- [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3354B Pages