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Charles II 1679 Farthing Peck 530

Charles II (1660-85), copper Farthing, 1679, laureate and cuirassed bust left, Latin legend and toothed border both sides, CAROLVS .A. CAROLO, rev. Britannia seated left on globe, with shield and spear, holding olive branch, BRITAN NIA. date in exergue, weight 5.74g (Peck 530; S.3394). Struck a little weak on reverse, toned good very fine.

The Latin abbreviated legends translate as "Charles son of Charles" and on the reverse "Britain."

Provenance:

Ex Spink Numismatic Circular, April 2006, item MC2870.

This coin illustrated in "Coinage and Currency in Eighteenth Century Britain, The Provincial Coinage" by David W Dykes, page 24, number 22b.

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