Charles II 1683 Five-Guineas, final type

World Coins - Charles II 1683 Five-Guineas, final type
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Charles II (1660-85), gold Five Guineas, 1683, 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. QVINTO. +, weight 41.78g (Schneider -; MCE 27; S.3331). A couple of nicks to the rim and metal flaws, of bright appearance with light haymarking and hairlines both sides, otherwise a good very fine and well struck for this usually poorly struck latter issue.
"The Rarity of Five Guinea Pieces - An Analysis" appeared in the preface of the Samuel King Collection of Highly Important English Gold Coins sold at Spink on 5th May 2005 co-written by the present cataloguer. The analysis showed that over a 45-year period preceding 2005, since 1960 that 55 examples of the Five Guineas dated 1683 plain below bust had been bought or sold in numismatic commerce, which put it in 5th place amongst the Charles II dates most frequently traded. This demonstrates some degree of good survival from that period when the King Analysis figures are compared to gold outputs of the reign of Charles II as there was only £369,317 worth of gold struck in the calendar year 1682 which is the third largest output of the reign. Though of course we do not know how the output would be broken down between the gold denominations nor how long a date on a coin die would have lasted into a following calendar year.
The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Charles by the Grace of God," and on the reverse as "King of Great Britain, France and Ireland"; additionally on the edge as "An ornament and a safeguard, in the 35th year of the reign." The edge years for Charles II were counted as if he had reigned since the death of his Father Charles I in 1649.
Provenance:
Ex Hess Divo, Switzerland, Auction 338, 22nd May 2015, lot 1093.
 
Precio SKU: EM13282
£ 35,000.00
  • US$ 42,808.22
  • € 38,998.29
  • AUD 71,010.27
  • CHF 41,262.84
  • CAD 60,530.82

Cotización al: 03/29/20

Envía desde: United Kingdom