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Charles II 1680 Two-Guineas, reverse with dramatic double strike VF35

Charles II (1660-85),gold Two Guineas, 1680, reverse double struck, the undertype dramatically off-target with 80 of date underneath the 16, second 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. (Schneider -; Bull EGC 218 R; MCE 44; S.3335).Toned with a lovely dark red hue, wear to high points, has been slabbed and graded by NGC as VF35 without the overstrike being noted, with provenanced label to Sincona British Collection, the date not present in the Schneider Collection, rare and unusual.

NGC Certification 2119539-024.

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 total gold output for the calendar year 1680 amounted to £572,046 worth of Five Guineas, Two Guineas, Guineas and Half-Guineas.

Provenance:

Ex Dr Rolf Baumhauer, Sincona Auction 72, 21st November 2021, lot 661.

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