Charles II Silver Crown 1679, T PRIMO

£210.00

Product Code:23020610

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Description

Denomination: Silver crown

Period: House of Stuart

Date: 1679

Origin: London mint

Condition: Fine

Obverse: Third laureate bust. right. CAROLVS II DEI GRATIA

Reverse: Crowned cruciform shields. interlinked C’s in angles. edge states T. PRIMO

Size and Weight: 38mm. 29.38g

References: Spink 3358

Features and Provenance:  Born in 1630 to Charles I. On the execution of his father in 1649. he spent the next eleven years devoted to regaining the thrones of England and Scotland from Cromwell. It was not until his thirtieth birthday and Cromwell’s death that he was able to gain the throne and restore the monarchy. being crowned in 1661. He is well known for his humour. gaining him the epithet ‘Merry Monarch’; he also had several mistresses. Nell Gwynne being the most famous. bearing him two sons. whereas his poor wife was barren.

 

 

Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades between

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear. all parts of legend etc present. visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief. all parts of legend etc present. but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible

 

 

 

 

 

Additional information

Weight50 g

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