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HM32231

James II 1687 Guinea, second bust, Elephant and Castle, Africa Company gold

Regular price £3,250
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James II (1685-88),gold Guinea, 1687, Elephant and Castle below bust, second laureate head left, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding both sides, IACOBVS. II. DEI. GRATIA,rev. crowned cruciform shields, emblematic sceptres in angles, date either side of top crown, five strings to Irish harp, .MAG. BR. FRA. ET. HIB REX., edge obliquely milled, weight 8.20g (Schneider -; Farey 295; MCE 129; EGC 331; S.3403).Residual sporadic red tone, the elephant motif well pronounced, honest obverse surface wear, fine, reverse better, very rare.

The Latin legends translate as on the obverse "James the Second, by the Grace of God," and abbreviated on the reverse as "King of Great Britain, France and Ireland."

The total output of gold across all four denominations for the calendar year of 1687 was £401,301.

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