Scotland, Charles II (1649-1685), Silver Merk, 1669, First Coinage, Type II, laureate and draped bust right in armour, thistle with leaves below bust, rev die axis at 3 o’clock, cruciform shields, crowned interlinked Cs in angles, value at centre, date in legend (SCBI 35:1579-80; S.5611).
Toned, crease of weakness in striking, good very fine for issue and rare.
ex Harrington E Manville, Scottish Collection, Dix Noonan and Webb, 15 September 2015, lot 45. “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 1670 that only 94,556 Merk pieces were struck.