Charles II (1660-85), Halfcrown, 1681, fourth laureate and draped bust right, legend surrounding CAROLVS II DEI GRATIA. Rev, crowned cruciform shields, interlinked Cs in angles, garter star at centre, seven strings to harp, date either side of top crown, reads MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX, edge inscribed DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI TRICESIMO TERTIO (S.3367; ESC.486). Collar shift during strike on edge inscription between Anno – Regni, resulting in excess metal shifting into the reverse ﬁ eld by the French arms. Near very ﬁne, rare.
Ex H. M. Lingford, with original ticket in his hand, accompanied also by a second ticket.