Spink have set a new record for any English silver coin at £330,000, paid for the finest known example of the Reddite, an extremely rare Crown of Charles II dating to 1663.

Engraved by Thomas Simon, it was sold against an estimate of £100,000-120,000 in the second part of the Glenister Collection on March 27 and is the twin of The Petition Crown sold by Spink in September 2007 for the then record price of £180,000.

The new record was set after a bidding battle between two phone bidders.