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Early Milled Coinage

From Charles II up to Anne. For later milled coinage from the House of Hanover, George I onwards, click here.

Jacobite Interest, James II, Irish Emergency 'Gunmoney' Halfcrown,

December 1689

A lack of low denomination coinage and unrest in Ireland, made it necessary to produce base metal emergency coins from copper, brass and pewter. The so called 'gunmoney' came about as it was said that they were made from melted down guns but this is unlikely, bells were definity used. 


£180 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations ask)

Charles II, Silver Crown, 1676, OCTAVO

Obv: Laureate bust (third type) right, legend around, edge OCTAVO

Rev: Cruciform arms crowned interlaced Cs in each quarter, legend around

Grade: F/AVF

Ref: S3358

Prov: Ex DNW


£240 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations ask)

Scotland, Charles II Silver Merk, 1671 

Obv: Laureate head of Charles II right

Rev: Cruciform arms crowned interlaced Cs in each quarter, legend around 

Grade: VF+ for type

Ref: S5611

26mm, 6.78g

Prov Ex Lockdales


£300 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations ask)

Fourth draped bust, right. Reverse better than obverse, interlinked Cs in angles. Legend on edge V OCTAVO etc. Ex DNW.




£130 (+ P&P to UK, other locations please ask)



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