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William III 1695 Guinea

William III (1694-1702), gold Guinea, 1695, first laureate head right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding both sides, GVLIELMVS. III. DEI. GRA., rev. crowned cruciform shields, small lis in French arms, emblematic sceptres in angles, Lion of Nassau at centre, date either side of top crown, .MAG. BR. FRA. ET. HIB. REX. weight 8.38g (MCE 174; S.3458). Golden yellow tone, though perhaps once lightly cleaned, a couple of light flecks and some striated marks in fields, a little weak at hair ties, otherwise extremely fine.

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

Provenance:

Ex Spink Coin Auction, 6th October 2004, lot 726.

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