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Anne 1710 Sixpence, roses and plumes reverse, one year only Post Union type

Anne (1702-14), silver Post-Union Sixpence, 1710, roses and plumes reverse, draped bust left, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, ANNA.DEI. GRATIA., rev. Post-Union crowned cruciform later shields, six strings to Irish harp, roses and plumes in alternate angles, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, .MAG BRI. FR ET. HIB REG., weight 3.00g (Bull 1459 R; ESC 1595 R; C&R 662 R3; S.3624). Toned, with just a hint of weakness to hair and shoulder and corresponding part of reverse, otherwise extremely fine and very rare this well preserved.

The Latin legends translate as "Anne by the grace of God" on obverse, and on the reverse "Queen of Great Britain, France and Ireland."

We note the calendar year output of silver in 1710 amounted to a mere £2,533 which was used to strike Shillings Sixpences and smaller silver only.

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