Silver sixpence of Charles II
Stuart, issued in 1679
The last hammered coins were struck in 1662. Henceforth all coins were milled. The dies for the milled money in all metals were made by Jan Roettier, a native of Antwerp, and the striking of the coins were entrusted to Peter Blondeau, who used the mill and screw for this purpose. This example bears the obverse legend CAROLVS II DEI GRATIA - Charles II by the Grace of God - and on the reverse his titles MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX and the date 1679.