Summary

Silver coin: Denomination: Halfcrown
Tower Mint, London
King James II (1685-1688)

During this reign no special signs to denote the source of the silver used to produce the coins were used. A halfcrown was a 2 shilling and 6 pence coin.

Obverse Description

Laureate and draped bust of James II facing left; around, IACOBVS . II . DEI . GRATIA

Reverse Description

Four crowned shields, bearing the arms of England Scotland France and Ireland, arranged to form a cross; at centre, Star of the Garter; around, MAG . BR . FRA . ET . HIB REX 1685, the date being divided by the crown above the English shield.

Edge Description

Raised lettering, DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI PRIMO

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