Great Britain 1662 crown

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Goldberg sale 74, lot 4394
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This specimen was lot 4394 in Goldberg sale 74 (Los Angeles, June 2013), where it sold for $7,187.50 including buyer's fees. The catalog description[1] noted,

"Great Britain. Crown, 1662. Charles II, 1660-1685. by John Roettier. First laureate draped bust of King right, rose below. Reverse: Inverted die axis, crowned cruciform shields. Edge reads DECVS ET TVTAMEN. Practically mint state for this normally weakly struck coin, and with the usual slight minting striations. This specimen glistens with original luster under a pleasing green and gold toning. NGC graded MS-61.

1662 was the first year of issue for the silver Crowns of Charles II. Charles had returned to England in 1660 having entered London on 29 May to a stupendous welcome from the crowds who had twenty months earlier witnessed the death of Oliver Cromwell."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 417.1, S.3350; ESC-15, Dav-3774.


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  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • Rayner, P. Alan, and Maurice Bull, English Silver Coinage from 1649, 6th Ed., London: Spink & Son, 2015.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 74: the pre-Long Beach Sale, featuring the Arden Collection, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.

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