Silver coin; Denomination: Crown
Tower Mint, London
King Charles II (1660-1685)
The crown is a five shilling coin. The coins were produced on the new mill and screw method under the direction of Peter Blondeau.
Laureate bust of Charles II facing right; around, CAROLVS . II . DEI . GRATIA
Four crowned shields, bearing arms of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, set to form a cross with the Star of the Garter at centre; in angles, interlinked pairs of Cs; around, MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1679, the date being divided by the crown above the English shield.
In raised lettering, DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI TRICESIMO PRIMO
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11 Jan 1978
Type of item
37 mm (Outside Diameter), 29.921 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3359 Pages