CHARLES II, GOLD FIVE GUINEAS 1668, ELEPHANT BELOW AU50

CHARLES II, GOLD FIVE GUINEAS 1668, ELEPHANT BELOW AU50

Code: 10851

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Charles II Gold Five Guineas 1668 VICESIMO
Obverse: First laureate head facing right, elephant below, with Latin legend and toothed border surrounding: CAROLVS. II. DEI. GRATIA
Reverse: Crowned cruciform shields, sceptres in angles, four interlinked C’s at centre, date (1668) either side of top crown, with Latin legend and toothed border surrounding: 
MAG. BR. FRA. ET. HIB REX
Edge inscribed in raised Latin letters:  •+• DECVS • ET • TVTAMEN • ANNO • REGNI • VICESIMO
36 mm in diameter.
S.3329, Murdoch II, 498. 
*This date not present in the famous Schneider Collection.
A most attractive example showing a very good portrait, residually lustrous in recesses, with a pleasing golden-reddish old cabinet tone, the first year and type of the issue, with the elephant mint mark below, a rare and very popular type.
Has been graded and slabbed by NGC as Almost Uncirculated 50. **With only six in a higher grade
NGC Certification number: 6381837-001.