Reproduction Charles I Shilling
Obverse: Crowned and bearded bush of Charles I left, XII behind head. Large bust with stellate lace collar and double-arched crown. Triangle mintmark. Text around: CAROLVS D G MAG BRI FRA [ET] HI REX.
Reverse: Square-topped shield over cross moline quartering arms. Text around: CHRISTO AVSPICE REGNO.
History: This coin was struck just before the Civil war that started in 1642. The parliamentary government continued to issue coins at London with Charles's name and portrait until the king's trial and execution.
Date: Struck at Tower mint 1639-40