Anne 1709 Shilling Edinburgh Mint, Edinburgh styled bust

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Anne 1709 Shilling Edinburgh Mint, Edinburgh styled bust

Anne (1702-14), silver Post-Union Shilling, 1709, Edinburgh Mint, struck from local dies both sides, E below fifth "Edinburgh" draped bust left, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, ANNA. DEI. GRATIA., rev. crowned cruciform Post-Union narrow shields, six strings to Irish harp, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, retrograde z type 1 and oval type zero, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, .MAG BRI. FR ET. HIB REG., weight 6.02g (Bull 1445 R; ESC 1153 R; C&R 630 R4; S.3616). Toned, with adjustment blank filing marks both sides, mainly on obverse, faint hint of a star after E supporting the theory this variety is the result of a filled in star on the die, otherwise good very fine and very rare.

Provenance:
Ex Martin Hughes Collection, Spink Coin Auction 139, 16th November 1999, lot 309.

CM06496

£1,250
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