Charles II (1660-85), Crown, 1672, third bust right, toothed border both sides, legend surrounding, CAROLVS II DEI GRATIA. Rev, crowned cruciform shields, interlinked pairs of Cs in angles, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, six strings to Irish harp, reads MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX. Edge inscribed in raised letters, DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI VICESIMO QUARTO (S.3358; ESC.45; Bull 388).
An evenly toned example on a problem free flan, obverse boasting an outstanding portrait for type and bust, clear striations especially in the lower segment of the hair below the ties. Some die breaks in field to right of bust, a couple of pin prick marks also. Rev, darkly toned, a precise garter star struck at centre, a couple of adjustments marks running up to the northern point of the top crown. Bold good very fine, near extremely fine for issue.