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Coin - Crown, Charles II, Great Britain, 1662 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 542

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

The rose below the bust records that the silver for this coin was supplied from mines in the West of England. 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: 29.695 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: working strikes
Series: England
DateEra: 1662 AD
Denomination: Crown (5 Shillings)
Obverse Description: Laureate bust of Charles II facing right; below, a rose; around, CAROLVS . II . DEI . GRA
Reverse Description: Four crowned shields, two bearing the combined arms of England and France, the others withScotland and Ireland alone, 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 top English/French shield.
Edge Description: In raised lettering, DECVS ET TVTAMEN
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King Charles II, England, Great Britain, 1662
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1662

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 3350 Pages

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