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1663 Charles II Shilling

1663 Charles II Shilling Obverse

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Charles II silver Shilling dated 1663. Obverse: first laureate bust of the king with double top leaves to wreath, facing right. Legend around reads: ‘CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA’. Reverse: garter star in centre with crowned cruciform shields of royal arms with interlinked double C cypher in the angles. Date - 1663 - divided by crown as is legend which reads: ‘MAG · | BR · FRA · | ET · HIB · | REX ·’. 1663 was the first year of Charles II’s reign in which a milled Shilling was issued in England. Issues would continue right through until the denomination was discontinued in 1971. This example weighs 5.92 grams and has a diameter of 25.5 millimetres. Grade: VF - Even medium grey tone with a few surface scratches to obverse hair, reverse better - approaching Very Fine. S 3372.
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Obverse

First type laureate bust of Charles II, facing right. Legend around: 'CAROLVS · II · DEI · GRATIA'.

Reverse

Crowned cruciform shields of royal arms with garter star in the centre, interlinked CC in the angles. Legend reads: 'MAG · | BR · FRA · | ET · HIB · | REX ·' divided by crowns with date - 1663 - above.

Grade

VF - Even medium grey tone with a few surface scratches to obverse hair, reverse better - approaching Very Fine. 

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