FAQ's

What makes a coin valuable?

Plus Icon

I have coins to sell, what’s the next step?

Plus Icon

How will my purchases be shipped?

Plus Icon

What happens if I’m not entirely happy with my purchase?

Plus Icon
BM02406

Charles II 1679 Crown

Charles II (1660-85), silver Crown, 1679, third laureate and draped bust right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, CAROLVS. II. DEI. GRATIA, rev. crowned cruciform shields, pairs of interlinked Cs in angles, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, MAG. BR. FRA. ET. HIB. REX. edge inscribed in raised letters, +.DECVS. ET. TVTAMEN. . ANNO. REGNI. TRICESIMO.+ weight 29.93g (Bull 403; ESC 56; S.3358). One slight adjustment mark at the start of the obverse legend, more evident than some other light flecks and other parallel hairlines, otherwise with excellent toned surfaces, very eye-appealing, a pleasing extremely fine coin and highly desirable as such with a great provenance.

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," additionally on the edge "An ornament and a safeguard, in the thirtieth year of the reign," the regnal year being counted from the time of the death of Charles I his Father.

Provenance:

Ex H. G. C. Day, Sotheby, 28th April 1902.

Ex Yeates Collection, purchased by Spink and Son Ltd, 1912.

Ex Richard Cyril Lockett, Sotheby, 28th April 1927.

Ex Herbert M Lingford, Glendining, 24th October 1950, lot 340.

FAQ's

What makes a coin valuable?

Plus Icon

I have coins to sell, what’s the next step?

Plus Icon

How will my purchases be shipped?

Plus Icon

What happens if I’m not entirely happy with my purchase?

Plus Icon