Copper proof strike of coin; Denomination: Halfpenny
Royal Mint, London
King Charles II (1660-1685)

Struck from copper imported from Sweden. The figure of Britannia is thought to be a portrait of the Dutchess of Richmond, Frances Stewart.

Obverse Description

Laureate bust of Charles II wearing armour, facing left; around, CAROLVS . A . COROLO

Reverse Description

Britannia seated facing left on a globe extending an olive branch and holding a spear, her left arm rests on a shield decorated with the crosses of St. George and St. Andrew; around, BRITANNIA.; in exergue, 1672

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