Great Britain 6 Pence, Shilling, Crown and Half Crown 1662 to 1699
Wow, Tommy. What a neat coin. You have an old British crown from Charles (Carolus) the second, who reigned in Europe from 1660 to 1685. These old crowns are always valuable, especially when they are in good condition.
NEVER CLEAN A COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.
Look at our picture of your coin. Most specimens are much more worn than this one. This picture comes from PetitionCrown.com, which is a tasteful and informative web site that deals with rare British coinage. Please click to their page about Charles II for more images and historical descriptions.
CoinQuest thanks PetitionCrown for use of their coin image. It is a beauty!
As to value, highly worn coins like this sell retail for around $100 US dollars or so. As condition improves, value goes up, as long as there are no problems with the coin, such as scratches, dents, stains, and cleanings. Use our Important Terminology page (link at upper left) to understand the ins-and-outs of coin evaluation.
A coin like PetitionCrown's is in such wonderful condition that its value would climb to $1000 or more. Here are some approximate catalog values averaged over all the dates in the series:
6 PENCE (21 mm diameter)
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $450
well preserved: $1200
SHILLING (21 mm diameter)
worn: $100 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $750
well preserved: $2000
1/2 CROWN (33 mm diameter)
worn: $150 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $600
well preserved: $3400
CROWN (39 mm diameter)
worn: $200 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $800
well preserved: $4000
I am concerned, Tommy, that you indicate 'little or no wear' for your coin. This is very exciting, because you might have a truly valuable piece. But it can be detrimental, because rare coins are often counterfeited. If you like, please use the Contact Us page to start and e-mail exchange with CoinQuest and we can discuss this further, especially if you have pictures of your coin. Alternately, seek out coin authentication services PCGS, NGC, ICG, or ANACS on the web. These people will authenticate your coin for a fee. Do not use other services.
, Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: TOMMY, Thu, 06-May-2010 12:59:46 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Sat, 02-Nov-2013 02:10:28 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sun, 10-Aug-2014 22:05:07 GMT
Requester description: 1668 carolvs.11.del.gratia front back 4 small crests 1668 mag. fra.et.hib.rex
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