Great Britain 1664 half crown
This specimen was lot 24903 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $1,057.50. The catalog description noted, "Charles II Halfcrown 1664, XF40 NGC. Second bust XVI edge. Attractive silvery-gray patina with mottled darker toning throughout. An accurately graded example in typical condition for this type." Tho half crowns are known from most of Charles' reign, this particular bust was used 1664 only. It is rather expensive, even in circulated condition, and the price ascends rapidly with grade.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: ESC-460, S-3362, KM 421.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Rayner, P. Alan, and Maurice Bull, English Silver Coinage from 1649, 6th Ed., London: Spink & Son, 2015.
- Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.