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1679 Charles II Silver Halfcrown Tricesimo Primo

1679 Charles II Silver Halfcrown Tricesimo Primo Obverse

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£925.00
A silver Halfcrown of King Charles the Second, dated 1679, The obverse features the fourth draped, laureate bust of Charles II, facing right, by John Roettiers. The reverse shows a crowned cruciform shield of arms with a crown dividing the date, all around a central garter star. Interlinked ‘C’s appear in the angles of the shields with the outer legend translated as ‘King of Great Britain France and Ireland’. The edge has raised regnal year lettering of ‘TRICESIMO PRIMO’ (regnal year 31). Charles counted his years as monarch from the death of his father in 1649 though he was restored to the throne in 1660. He would rule until 1685 when he was succeeded by his brother. These early Halfcrowns are becoming hard to find in high grades like this example. Spink 3367.
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Obverse

Fourth draped, laureate bust, facing right by engraver John Roettiers. Legend around: CARLOVS · II · DEI · GRATIA'.

Reverse

Crowned cruciform shields of royal arms with interlinked 'C's in the angles, garter star in the centre, crown dividing date. Engraver: John Roettier. Legend: 'MAG · BR · FRA · ET · HIB REX 1679 ·'.

Grade

NEF - A light grey even tone, slightly lighter on high points which are just showing some faint wear: no issues for good Very Fine.

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