Forgery of a Charles I shilling

Photo: North Lincolnshire Museum CC By SA2.0
Issued by: Charles II
Denomination: Twenty Pence
Period: Post-Medieval
Date found: 22/09/2022
Location: West Lindsey, Lincolnshire


A silver plated forgery of a Charles I shilling with a couple of curious errors; the legend reads CAROLVS II and the mark of value behind the king’s head is XX instead of XII. Perhaps the forger intended to gild it and try to pass it as a 20 shilling piece. Designated a Find of Note.