1660-1685 England, Charles II AU Touchpiece, 3.42g These gold touchpieces were part of a ceremony, where coins touched by the King (or Queen) were given to those affected by Scrofula. The king's touch was thought to have healing abilities, so these coins were touched by King Charles II himself, and holed for wear. I think it's so cool that one is able to trace this coin to a specific moment, or even to the presence of a notable individual in history. Off the top of my head, other examples of such coins could be the Wang Mang Gold inland knife coin, or the Constantine I Medallions. Post your coins that can be traced back to a specific moment or individual, or coins you really miss!