Silver coin; Denomination: Twopence
Tower Mint, London
King Charles II (1660-1685)
The last of the hammered coinage and the first of the specifically struck coins for the Maundy ceremony held on Holy Thursday. From 1670 the Maundy coins were dated.
Crowned and draped bust of Charles II, facing left; in field behind head the denomination, II around, CAROLVS . II . D . G . M . B . F. & H . REX.
Square topped shield quartered with the arms of England and France combined in 1st and 4th quarters, Scotland and Ireland, on a cross fleury; around, (mm. crown) CHRISTO . AVSPICE . REGNO (translation: I reign under the auspices of Christ)
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11 Jan 1978
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
14 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.025 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3387 Pages