Silver pattern for a coin; Denomination: halfgroat
Tower mint
Charles I (1625-1649)

A halfgroat is a 2 pence coin, indicated by the the two interlocked Cs on the reverse. Machine struck pattern by the chief engraver Nicholas Briot (B below the Cs).

Obverse Description

Within a line circle, bare headed bust of the King facing right wearing ruff; around, (mm. lozenge) CAR D G MAG BRIT FRAN ET HI R

Reverse Description

At centre, below crown, two interlocked Cs; below, B; around, FIDEI DEFENSOR

Edge Description


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