Scotland, Charles II (1649-1695), Silver Half-Dollar, 1676, laureate and draped bust left, F below drapery, legend surrounding, rev inverted die axis, crowned cruciform emblematic shields, thistles in angles, pair of interlinked C’s at centre, legend and date surrounding (SCBI 35:1622-3; S.5619).
Toned, very fine for issue and very rare indeed.
ex A collection of Scottish Coins, Glendining, 14 June 1995, lot 477; ex Guy R Turner Collection, Glendining, 25 June 1997, Lot 890;
ex Harrington E Manville, Scottish Collection, Dix Noonan and Webb, 15 September 2015, Lot 100;
“The Scottish Silver Coinage of Charles II” by J K R Murray published in the B.N.J. Volume 38 of 1969 reveals in the calendar year of 1676 that only 1,383 silver Half-Dollars were struck.