Charles II (1660-85), Halfcrown, third hammered issue (1660-62), crowned bust left, value XXX behind with inner linear circles, mintmark crown both sides, stops either side of obverse mintmark, legend surrounds CAROLVS II DG MAG BR FR ET HIB REX. Rev, long cross fourchée over quartered shield of arms, CHRISTO AVSPICE REGNO surrounds, weight 14.86 (S.3321; N.2761; ESC 456).
Lightly toned, well centred, flan flaws on obverse at 9 o’clock synonymous with the type. A little double struck in places, obverse bold fine to near very fine, reverse very fine for a notoriously weakly struck issue, scarce with an excellent provenance.
Ex. H. M. Lingford, with a supporting ticket in his hand.