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HM32305

Charles II 1670 Guinea, third bust, less gold was coined in 1670 than silver

Regular price £4,750
Regular price Sale price £4,750

Charles II (1660-85),gold Guinea, 1670, third laureate head right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, CAROLVS. II. DEI. GRATIA surrounds,rev.crowned cruciform shields, sceptres in angles, four interlinked Cs at centre, date either side of top crown, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, .MAG. BR. FRA. ET. HIB REX., weight 8.29g (Schneider -; EGC 241; Farey 90 VR; MCE 65; S.3342A).Toned, with residual lustre and mint bloom, consistent detail with the usual distortion in the Kings hair, some hairlines and faint marks, otherwise nearly very fine.

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."

The gold output of coinage for the calendar year of 1670 was £121,833 which interestingly was lower than the silver output for the year.

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