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1664 Gold 2 Guinea Coin Graded Charles II - gFine

1664 Gold 2 Guinea Coin Graded - gFine

Featuring the portrait of King Charles II, this coin contains approximately 0.4922 troy ounces of gold.

Although guineas were first issued in 1663, the first date of two guinea was the following year 1664.

The only date of Charles II first portrait two guinea to use the elephant mark was 1664, making this coin a one-year type coin, and therefore slightly more collectable than most dates.


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Two Guineas

Two guinea gold coins were only issued between 1664 and 1777, as a double guinea. Their original face value was two pounds (£2) or forty shillings. As the price of gold bullion fluctuated during this period, their exchange value also varied, this being a typical problem with any bimetallic or trimetallic currency system whenever the ratio of the values of the underlying metals varies significantly from their original values. At one stage the guinea was worth as much as 30 shillings, although by the end of its life it was worth 21 shillings, and it had passed into "common knowledge" that the face value of a guinea was 21 shillings, which would of course have valued the two guinea at 42 shillings. This popular belief is incorrect.

Elephant Below Bust

All four sizes in the guinea family of gold coinage were produced both with and without an elephant below the portrait. We have ignored the smaller fractions as they were never issued until the reign of George III, over a century later. The elephant and castle (howdah) were the badge of The Africa Company, which submitted gold to the mint for coining. The coins produced from west African gold bore an elephant, or an elephant and castle to show the provenance of the metal.

The only date of Charles II first portrait two guinea to use the elephant mark was 1664, making this coin a one-year type coin, and therefore slightly more collectable than most dates.

From 1676 to 1684, an elephant and castle mark appeared on two guineas. there was also a very rare issue of 1684 two guinea with elephant only.


The obverse features the bust of King Charles II with an elephant underneath. The inscription reads:



The reverse features a cruciform shield design. The lettering reads:


This translates as:

King of Great Britain, France and Ireland


Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.492
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Obverse DesignerJohn Roiettier
Reverse DesignerJohn Roiettier
Issuing Monarch Charles II (1660-1685)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

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