Silver coin; Denomination: Halfgroat
Tower Mint, London
King Charles I (1625-1649)
The halfgroat is a twopence coin. This coin was struck when the Tower Mint was under the control of the Parliament.
Within an inner circle of beads, the crowned and draped bust of Charles I facing left; behind, the denomination in pence, II; around, (mm. sun) CAROLVS D G M B F ET H REX.
Within an inner circle of beads, a garnished oval shield quartered with the arms of England combined with France, Scotland and Ireland; around, (mm. sun) IVSTITIA THRONTVM FIRMAT (translation, Justice strengthens the throne).
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Royal Mint, London
The Royal Mint was in the Tower of London at the time this coin was struck and is usually referred to as the Tower Mint
Type of item
17 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.013 g (Weight)
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