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William and Mary 1689 Halfcrown

William and Mary (1688-94), silver Halfcrown, 1689, first conjoined busts right, legend surrounding, GVLIELMVS. ET. MARIA. DEI. GRATIA, toothed border around rim both sides, rev second crowned quartered shield of arms with an escutcheon of the Lion of Nassau, caul only frosted with pearls on crown band, date either side of crown, .MAG. BR. FR. ET. HIB. REX. ET. REGINA. last N inverted, edge inscribed in raised letters, .+. DECVS. ET. TVTAMEN. ANNO. REGNI. PRIMO, weight 15.03g (Bull 840 R2; ESC 510A; S.3435). Toned, some light adjustment marks at centre and weakness both sides, otherwise a bold very fine and rare.

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

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