Silver coin; Denomination: Crown
Tower Mint, London
King Charles II (1660-1685)
Milled coinage, First type.

The rose below the bust records that the silver for this coin was supplied from mines in the West of England. The crown is a five shilling coin. The coins were produced on the new mill and screw method under the direction of Peter Blondeau.

Obverse Description

Laureate bust of Charles II facing right; below, a rose; around, CAROLVS . II . DEI . GRA

Reverse Description

Four crowned shields, two bearing the combined arms of England and France, the others withScotland and Ireland alone, 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 1662, the date being divided by the crown above the top English/French shield.

Edge Description

In raised lettering, DECVS ET TVTAMEN

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