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BM02827

Anne 1708 Halfcrown

Anne (1702-14), silver Post-Union Halfcrown, 1708, second draped bust left, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, ANNA.DEI. GRATIA. rev. Post-Union crowned cruciform shields, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, .MAG BRI. FR ET. HIB REG. edge inscribed in raised letters, .+. DECVS. ET. TVTAMEN. ANNO. REGNI. SEPTIMO, weight 15.05g (Bull 1370; ESC 577; S.3604). Attractively toned, a little weak on high points of hair, otherwise extremely fine, reverse good extremely fine and very pleasing, has been graded and slabbed by NGC as MS63, tying for the second highest graded with two other examples, the finest is only one point higher.

The Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Anne by the Grace of God," and abbreviated on the reverse as "Queen of Great Britain, France and Ireland." and additionally on the edge "An ornament and a safeguard, in the seventh year of the reign."

Provenance:

Purchased from A H Baldwin, Spring 2006, ex historic vault stock.

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