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

Hammered coinage, Second issue, with mark of value. This denomination is given in pence, XXX, ie. 2 shillings and 6 pence.

Obverse Description

Laureate and draped bust of the King facing left; behind head, XXX; around, (mm. crown) CAROLVS II D G MAG BR FR ET HIB REX, double striking

Reverse Description

Square topped shield on a cross fleury, quartered with the arms of England and France combined (in 1st and 4th quarters), Scotland and Ireland; around, (mm. crown) . CHRISTO . AVSPICE . REGNO . (translation: I reign under the auspices of Christ)

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