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Charles II 1680 Guinea, fourth bust

Charles II (1660-85),gold Guinea, 1680, fourth laureate head right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, CAROLVS. II. DEI. GRATIA,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 8.04g (Schneider -; Farey 310; EGC 272; MCE 82; S.3344).Has been gilt, obverse fields peppered with surface marks and light scratches, a bold fine, we note no example of this date present in the famous Schneider Collection.

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."

We note the calendar year gold output for 1680 amounted to £572,046 worth.

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