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

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, 1673

Edge Description


More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Numismatics & Philately

  • Acquisition Information

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

  • Date Issued

    1673 AD

  • Issued By

    King Charles II, England, Great Britain

  • Mint

    Royal Mint, London
    The Royal Mint was in the Tower of London at this time and is usually referred to as the Tower Mint

  • Denomination


  • Series


  • Material


  • Axis


  • Classification

    Coins, Great britain, Pattern strikes

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline


  • Type of item


  • Overall Dimensions

    30 mm (Outside Diameter), 11.065 g (Weight)

  • Shape


  • References

    [Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3393 but axis 12 and in silver Pages
    [Book] Peck, C. W. 1970. English Copper, Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum., Peck 514 Silver Proof Pages