Charles II 1684 Five Guineas overdate with 4 struck over 3, final date of reign

World Coins - Charles II 1684 Five Guineas overdate with 4 struck over 3, final date of reign
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Charles II (1660-85), gold Five Guineas, 1684, the 4 of date struck over a 3, second laureate head right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, CAROLVS. II. DEI. GRATIA, rev. crowned cruciform shields, sceptres in angles, four interlinked Cs at centre, date either side of top crown, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, MAG. BR. FRA. ET. HIB REX., edge inscribed in Latin raised letters, .+.DECVS. ET. TVTAMEN. ANNO. REGNI. TRICESIMO. SEXTO.+., weight 41.92g (MCE 29; S.3331; Fr.281; KM.444.1). With usual adjustment marks at French Arms, peppered with tiny surface marks, otherwise fields of bright appearance perhaps from some light cleansing, with a pleasing cameo style effect to lettering and designs, good very fine and the final date of the reign.
 
The Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Charles the second by the Grace of God," and abbreviated on the reverse as "King of Great Britain, France and Ireland" and finally on edge "an ornament and a safeguard, in the thirty sixth year of his reign" The regnal year was counted from the time his Father Charles I died in January 1648/9.
Provenance:
Ex A H Baldwin and Sons Ltd, purchased privately, August 2009.
 
Price SKU: DM07844
£ 30,000.00
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Rates for: 07/14/20

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