Coin (Obverse), turner, from reign of Charles II

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Coin (Obverse), turner, from reign of Charles II

This is the obverse of a copper turner minted in Edinburgh between 1663 and 1668, during the reign of Charles II. The coin was worth two pence Scots.

The obverse bears a crown above 'CR II' (for Carolus Rex II [King Charles II]). The Latin inscription translates as: 'Charles, by the Grace of God, King of Scots, England, France and Ireland '.

Charles was proclaimed King of Scots shortly after his father's execution in 1649, and was crowned on 1st January 1651. No coins were struck until his restoration to the English throne in 1660, and no gold coins appeared during his reign at all.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-600-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C3721
Date: 1663 - 1668
Between 1663 and 1668
Material: Copper; shallow edge chip at 6.0 (obverse); reverse slightly off-centre; moderate wear; some flattening. Inscription: Obv. * CAR . D : G . SCOT : ANG . FRA ET . HIB : R; initial mark is cross of 5 pellets; crown above C R II; lozenge between C and R / Rev
Dimensions: 20.00 mm D / Die Axis: 3.0
What: Coin Type: 1st issue
Coin, turner
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Charles II
Lockett Collection
Murdoch Collection
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Charles II copper turner, Edinburgh, 1663 - 1668
  • 'Currency' [multimedia CD-ROM] Edinburgh: NMS, 1995 
  • Stewart, I.H. 'The Scottish Coinage'. Second Edition. London: Spink & Son, 1967 
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