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Coin - Crown, Charles II, Great Britain, 1663 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 543

Silver coin; Denomination: Crown
Tower Mint, London
King Charles II (1660-1685)
Milled coinage

The crown is a five shilling coin. The coins were produced on the new mill and screw method under the direction of Peter Blondeau.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 40 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 29.848 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard Collection, 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: working strikes
Series: England
DateEra: 1663 AD
Denomination: Crown (5 Shillings)
Obverse Description: Laureate bust of Charles II facing right; around, CAROLVS . II . DEI . GRATIA
Reverse Description: Four crowned shields, bearing arms of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, set to form a cross with the Star of the Garter at centre; in angles, interlinked pairs of Cs; around, MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1662, the date being divided by the crown above the English shield.
Edge Description: In raised lettering, DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI XV
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
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3354 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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