Silver coin; Denomination: Crown
Tower Mint, London
King Charles II (1660-1685)
The crown is a five shilling coin. The coins were produced on the new mill and screw method under the direction of Peter Blondeau.
Laureate bust of Charles II facing right; around, CAROLVS . II . DEI . GRATIA
Four crowned shields, bearing arms of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, set to form a cross with the Star of the Garter at centre; in angles, interlinked pairs of Cs; around, MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1676, the date being divided by the crown above the English shield.
In raised lettering, DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI VICESIMO OCTAVO
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Dr William Howat, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
37 mm (Outside Diameter), 29.107 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3358 Pages