Silver coin; Denomination: Shilling
Tower Mint, London
King Charles II (1660-1685)

Obverse Description

Laureate and draped bust of Charles II, facing right; around, CAROLVS . II . DEI . GRATIA

Reverse Description

Four crowned shields, bearing the arms of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, formed to make a cross with the Star of the Garter at the centre; in the angles, two interlinked Cs; around, MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1668, the date being divided by the crown above the English arms.

Edge Description

straight milled

More Information

  • Collection Names

    McArthur Bequest

  • Collecting Areas

    Numismatics & Philately

  • Acquisition Information

    Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15 Mar 1976

  • Date Issued

    1668 AD

  • Issued By

    King Charles II, England, Great Britain

  • Mint

    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

  • Denomination

    1 Shilling

  • Series


  • Material


  • Axis


  • Classification

    Coins, Great britain, Working strikes

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline


  • Type of item


  • Overall Dimensions

    25 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.702 g (Weight)

  • Shape


  • References

    [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
    [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
    [Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3375 Pages