Charles II (1660-85), Shilling, First issue, Hammered coinage

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Charles II (1660-85), Shilling, first hammered issue (1660-62), without inner circles or mark of value, crowned bust left, mintmark crown obverse only, legend surrounds CAROLVS II DG MAG BRIT FR…
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Description

Charles II (1660-85), Shilling, first hammered issue (1660-62), without inner circles or mark of value, crowned bust left, mintmark crown obverse only, legend surrounds CAROLVS II DG MAG BRIT FR ET HIB REX. Rev, long cross fourchée over quartered shield of arms, stop above shield [reverse 1a], reads CHRISTO AVSPICE REGNO, 5.70g (S.3308; N.2762; Bull.273; ESC 1009).

Old cabinet tone with a pleasing underlying amber mint bloom, legends legible both sides with an adequate portrait for type, fields free from nicks or markings. Reverse, shield showing some fade otherwise comprehensive. Fine, for a notoriously weakly struck issue, scarce.

Ex G & L Monk, bought 1999

Specification

Period 1660 - 1685
Date 1660-62
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Shillings

Coin Ruler

Charles II

Country

England

Coin House

House of Stuart

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

Crown

References S.3308; N.2762; Bull.273; ESC 1009
Weight 5.70 g

Provenance

Ex G & L Monk, bought 1999

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