Charles II (1660-85), Shilling, Hammered, First Issue

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Charles II (1660-85), Shilling, first hammered issue (1660-61), crowned bust left, plain field, initial mark crown, legend surrounds CAROLVS II D G MAG BRIT FR ET HIB REX. Rev, long…
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Charles II (1660-85), Shilling, first hammered issue (1660-61), crowned bust left, plain field, initial mark crown, legend surrounds CAROLVS II D G MAG BRIT FR ET HIB REX. Rev, long cross fourchée over quartered shield of arms, reads CHRISTO AVSPICE REGNO, 5.79g (S.3308; ESC.1009; N.2762). A bold fine, arguably better in places, for this notoriously weakly struck issue. Subtle toning, clear fields, much eye appeal.

These hammered pieces were struck just after the fall of the Protectorate, only lasting two years in their mint run, essentially split into three types, a] without inner linear circle or mark of value, b] without inner linear circles but with mark of value and c] with both linear circles and marks of value; respectively first, second and third issues. All will be accompanied with the Crown mintmark, apt given the restoration of power, back into Royal hands.

Specification

Period1660 - 62
Date1660-62
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Shillings

Coin Ruler

Charles II

Country

England

Coin House

House of Stuart

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

Crown

Weight5.79 g

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