Starting Price: 32 000 USD
Charles II (1660-85), gold Guinea, 1663. Struck from 22 carat gold supplied by the African Company, elephant below first laureate head right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding both sides, CAROLVS. II.DEI. GRATIA, rev. crowned cruciform shields, emblematic scepters in angles, four interlinked Cs at center, date either side of top crown.MAG. BR. FRA. ET. HIB. REX. edge milled, weight 8.32g (Schneider 438; MCE 53 ER; S 3339; Fr 288; KM 420.2). Tiny surface marks and hairlines both sides, old dig on neck with a couple of other superficial marks, otherwise extremely fine, in PCGS holder graded AU Details, Cleaned, extremely rare. Estimated Value $40,000
Ex W W Brest Collection. Ex George Hamilton-Smith, Glendining, 23rd May 1927.
Ex William Luard Raynes, Glendining, 15th February 1950.
Ex Sharps Pixley Collection, Spink Coin Auction 72, 1989.
PCGS certification 34313461. The Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Charles the Second, by the Grace of God," and abbreviated on the reverse as "King of Great Britain, France and Ireland."