This 1676 Charles II crown features the V. OCTAVO along the coin edge. Struck in sterling silver, these coins has been graded by our expert numismatists.
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Although The Royal Mint had tentatively played with the idea of issuing milled coinage instead of hammered coins, it was not until 1663 that the machinery of Pierre Blondeau finally replaced the ancient hand hammering process. The dies were engraved with an edge inscription to make it harder for the coins to be forged.
The edge of this 1676 silver crown features the legend DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI VICESIMO OCTAVO.
The obverse shows the third portrait of Charles II, draped laureate head. The legend reads CAROLVS II DEI GRATIA which translates to Charles II by the Grace of God.
The reverse design is the royal coat of arms; crowned emblematic shields with interlinked Cs in angles and garter star in the centre. The coin bears the legend reads MAG BR FR ET HIB REX which is Latin for King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, with the date split 16 76.
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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 gold 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.
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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.
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