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Pattern Coin - Halfpenny, Charles II, Great Britain, 1673 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 575

Summary:
Silver proof strike of copper coin; Denomination: Halfpenny
Royal Mint, London
King Charles II (1660-1685)

The figure of Britannia is thought to be a portrait of the Dutchess of Richmond, Frances Stewart.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 30 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.065 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
Tertiary Classification: pattern strikes
Series: England
DateEra: 1673 AD
Denomination: Halfpenny
Obverse Description: Laureate bust of Charles II wearing armour, facing left; around, CAROLVS . A . COROLO
Reverse Description: Britannia seated facing left on a globe extending an olive branch and holding a spear, her left arm rests on a shield decorated with the crosses of St. George and St. Andrew; around, BRITANNIA.; in exergue, 1673
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 this time 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 3393 but axis 12 and in silver Pages
  2. [Book], C. Peck - British Museum Coins and Medals, English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum, London, 1970, Peck 514 Silver Proof Pages

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