Charles II (1660-85), 1668/4 Halfcrown, third bust

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Charles II (1660-85), Halfcrown, 1668/4, third laureate and draped bust right, legend commences CAROLVS II DEI GRATIA. Rev, crowned cruciform shields, interlinked Cs in angles, garter star in centre, date…
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Charles II (1660-85), Halfcrown, 1668/4, third laureate and draped bust right, legend commences CAROLVS II DEI GRATIA. Rev, crowned cruciform shields, interlinked Cs in angles, garter star in centre, date flanking either side of top crown, ten strings to Irish harp, legend surrounds MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX, edge inscription DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI VICESIMO, (S.3365; Bull 449; ESC. 464 R2).

A very rare third bust issue, under magnification the serifs of the four clear in the 8 over 4 overstrike. Graphite grey toning, usual weakness in the French shield on reverse, some flecking, all legends legible including edge script. About very fine for type, very rare.

Specification

Period1660 - 1685
Date1668
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Halfcrowns

Coin Ruler

Charles II

Country

England

Coin House

House of Stuart

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

Tower

ReferencesS.3365; Bull 449; ESC. 464 R2

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