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GM27039

James II 1688 Half-Guinea PCGS MS62

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James II (1685-88),gold Half-Guinea, 1688, laureate head left, legend surrounding, IACOBVS.II. DEI. GRATIA, rev. crowned cruciform shields, sceptres in angles, date either side of top crown, MAG. BR. FRA. ET. HIB REX. (Schneider -; Bull EGC 342; M.C.E. 135; S.3404).Toned with some light flecking, a little weak of strike at centre of hair, we note no example of this date in the famous Schneider Collection, has been slabbed and graded by PCGS as MS62.

PCGS certification 1004386.62/50246987.

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 calendar year output of gold coins for 1688 totalled £561,309.

Provenance:

Ex St James Auction 2, 11th May 2005, lot 197.

Ex Goldberg Coin Auction 36, Hollywood USA, 28th May 2006, lot 1204.

Ex Heritage, New York, 6th January 2007, lot 51640

Ex Heritage, Long Beach, 29th May 2009, lot 21090.

Ex Augustana Collection, Stacks Bowers, 22nd August 2022, lot 32059.

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