Great Britain 1662 crown
"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.
Catalog reference: KM 417.1, S.3350; ESC-15, Dav-3774.
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