Charles II (1660-85), silver Crown, struck like a proof and of finer work than a currency piece, 1662, on a specially prepared flan by Roettier, laureate and draped bust right, very finely detailed hair with distinct curls, well defined features on face, rose below, Latin legend with fish tailed lettering and distinct toothed border surrounding, CAROLVS . II. DEI. GRA. rev. inverted die axis, crowned cruciform shields, pairs of interlinked Cs in angles, garter star at centre, ten strings to Irish harp, date either side of top crown, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, .MAG. BR. FRA. ET. HIB. REX. all stops a little weak both sides, edge inscribed in raised letters between grained borders, lettering of inverted orientation to obverse and spread out evenly, .DECVS. ET. TVTAMEN* some collar slippage evident on doubling of stop after ET, weight 29.84g (Broad BC.2 this coin; cf.L&S 4, page 7 notes, ESC 16 R5; Bull 341 R5; S.3350). Dark peripheral tone around rim, attractive steel grey colour across rest of obverse with mint brilliance, a couple of spots in hair, some light adjustment marks visible in hair and near parts of rim, reverse with a darker tone and light flecking, otherwise struck with a very well-defined rim and edge, border teeth strong, the only weakness being the stops, extremely fine with this grade of preservation extremely rare to achieve for this period of minting.