Broad: Charles II (obverse); Shields (reverse)

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(British, c. 1623–1665)
Diameter: 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.)
Weight: 8.537 g (0.3 oz.)
Location: not on view
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The shields on the reverse show England, Scotland, France, and Ireland in a cruciform shape with crowned interlocked Cs in between.


The hammered series of English coins was now nearing its end. In 1662 and from that time forward, all coins were produced by the mill and screw press, which gradually developed into modern minting machinery. From 1660 till 1662 hammered coins were still produced while the Mint was being reformed. In preparing the designs for the new mill coinage many pattern pieces were produced, of which this rare and exceptionally attractive piece is one.
Broad: Charles II (obverse); Shields (reverse)

Broad: Charles II (obverse); Shields (reverse)


Thomas Simon

(British, c. 1623–1665)
England, Charles II, 1660-1685

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