Charles I Two Shillings 1642 Issue

Charles I (1625-1649) silver two shillings, fourth coinage (1642). Obverse: Crowned bust to left with "II" indicating denomination behind the head. This is the less common variety with the small "II". Legend: "CAR D G SCOT ANG FR & HIB R" (Charles by the grace of God King of Scotland England France and Ireland). Reverse: Crown over lion rampant. Legend: "IVST THRONVM FIRMAT" (Justice strengthens the throne). Properly formed lys in tressures of shield. Significantly less common than the large "II" issue. Reasonable collectable condition for type, see photograph.

Spink No: 5594, Murray Type 2(ii)/d. Diameter 16.1mm. F+. £150.00

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