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Diameter: 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)
Weight: 15.803 g (0.56 oz.)
The Norweb Collection 1969.200
The shields are as follows: England has three lions, Scotland has one lion, France has three fleur-de-lis, and Ireland has a harp.
The coin type of James II was a continuation of that of the reign of his brother, Charles II. A rare piece, this denomination was only issued in 1687 and 1688. The four gold denominations established under the reformed coinage of the previous reign were five guineas, two guineas, guinea, and half guinea.
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