Charles II (1660-85), Crown, 1662, first laureate bust, Rose below

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Charles II (1660-85), Crown, 1662, first laureate and draped bust right, toothed border both sides, rose below, legend surrounding, CAROLVS II DEI GRA. Rev, crowned cruciform shields, interlinked pairs of…
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Description

Charles II (1660-85), Crown, 1662, first laureate and draped bust right, toothed border both sides, rose below, legend surrounding, CAROLVS II DEI GRA. Rev, crowned cruciform shields, interlinked pairs of Cs in angles, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, reads MAG BR FRA ET HIB • REX, stop after HIB. Edge inscribed in raised letters, wide spacing DECVS ET TVTAMEN (S.3350; ESC.15; Bull 339).

A complete example of the first bust and first year of issue, for this type. A blue deep grey tone, reflective fields, the normal flatness within the midsection of hair, few surface markings and what appears to be an adjustment mark or hairline die break in bust, collar shift above DE in DEI, Bold very fine.

Ex St. James’s Auction 17, 25th May 2011, lot 126

Specification

Period 1660 - 1685
Date 1662
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Crown

Coin Ruler

Charles II

Country

England

Coin House

House of Stuart

Metal

Silver

References ESC 15a; S 3350.

Provenance

Ex St. James's Auction 17, 24/5/2011
Lot 126

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