Silver coin; Denomination: Halfgroat
Tower Mint, London
King Charles I (1625-1649)
The halfgroat is a twopence coin
Within an inner line circle, the crowned and draped bust of Charles I facing left; behind, the denomination in pence, II; around, (mm. portcullis) CAROLVS D G M B F ET H REX.
A garnished oval shield quartered with the arms of England combined with France, Scotland and Ireland dividing the letters CR; around, (mm. portcullis) 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), 0.905 g (Weight)
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