Sovereign Rarities Ltd
Auction 12  21 Feb 2024
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Lot 34

Starting price: 1600 GBP
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Charles II (1660-85), silver Crown, 1664, second laureate and draped bust right with crooked ties, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, CAROLVS. II. DEI. GRATIA, rev. crowned cruciform emblematic shields, interlinked Cs in angles, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, seven strings to Irish harp, no line below crowns, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, MAG. BR.FRA. ET.HIB. REX. edge inscribed in raised letters, +.DECVS. ET. TVTAMEN.*.ANNO. REGNI. XVI., 29.84g (Bull 362; ESC 28; S.3355). Uneven mottled tone mainly on obverse, more even on reverse with a seafoam green hue, scratch above date on reverse, wear to higher points, graded by NGC as AU50.

NGC Certification 6674851-001

The Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Charles the Second, by the grace of God" and on the reverse, "King of Great Britain, France and Ireland", and additionally on the edge "An ornament and a safeguard, in the 16th year of the reign." The regnal year for Charles II always ignores the Commonwealth period and counts the regnal year from the death of his Father in January 1648/9.

We note the calendar year output of silver for 1664 amounted to a total of £44,333, the sixth lowest of the reign.
Ex Dix Noonan and Webb, Auction 86, 16th June 2010, lot 663.
Ex Saltford Coins, Bristol, purchased 12th October 2010.
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