1688 CROWN ( POOR ) - Crown - Cambridgeshire Coins
1688 CROWN ( POOR ) - Crown - Cambridgeshire Coins

1688 CROWN ( POOR )

Regular price $147.00

Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 30.1 g
Diameter 38.6 mm



This 1688 Crown, minted during the tumultuous reign of James II, represents an important piece of English numismatic history from the late 17th century. The obverse features a portrait of James II, depicting the monarch in a mature likeness characteristic of his era. The reverse displays the crowned shields of England, Scotland, Ireland, and France arranged in a cruciform pattern, showcasing the heraldic designs of the time. In Poor condition, this coin shows significant wear and damage due to extensive circulation and age. Details on both the portrait and shield are heavily worn or indistinct, reflecting its long history of use. Despite its condition, this coin retains historical significance as a tangible artifact from a pivotal period in English history.


Coin Summary:


Material: Silver

Monarch: James II

Denomination: Crown

Date: 1688

Condition: Poor

Edge Type: Milled