Charles II 1660 - 1685

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Charles II, Crown Fine_obv

Charles II, Crown Fine

In 1662 the Mint started making silver crowns on a machine, so they were milled rather than hammered coins. The Crown or five shillings was the largest silver coin made at the time. Please remember that these coins are over 300 years old and were a hell of a lot of money at the time. You have the bust of King Charles II on the obverse four shields and his initials on the reverse. Dates will be of our choice but this first milled crown of King Charles II is available in three grades for most collectors. Offered here in Fine.
Charles II, Crown Very Good_obv

Charles II, Crown Very Good

Until the reign of King Charles II, the coins were struck by hand. Then the Mint figured out how to make coins on machines or as they are known in the coin trade as Milled coins. They were made from 1662-1681. You have the King on one side dressed as a Roman Emperor and the other side has four crowned coats of arms with double ‘C’ in between them. At the time a Crown or Five Shillings was a lot of money and you would have had to be considered rich to own one. Dates will be of our choice, but all coins will come with the ‘new fangled’ lettered edge. Remember they are at least 340 years old and available in Fair and Very Good condition.

Charles II, Shilling 1663 Extremely Fine

Charles II (1660-85) Shilling, First Bust, 1663 (normal die axis) Extremely Fine very Prooflike with beautiful toning Rare

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