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FM20031

William III 1697 Shilling, first bust, inverted A for second V of Kings name R4

Regular price £375
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William III (1694-1702),silver Shilling, 1697, inverted A for second V of King's name error, first laureate and draped bust right, legend and toothed border surrounding with inverted A for second V, GVLIELMVS. III.DEI.GRA.,rev.crowned cruciform shields, four string Irish harp, Lion of Nassau at centre, date either side of top crown, .MAG BR.FRA ET.HIB REX., weight 5.70g (Bull 1109 R4; ESC 1080A R4; S.3497).Toned with surface marks, some discolouration, almost very fine with a nice clear variety, reverse stronger, very rare.

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

The great recoinage period of 1696-98 when all the older hammered silver coins were called in to be melted and minted as fresh new milled coins of King William III has spawned a great many varieties for collectors over the years. The fact that six mints were in operation within the period with coins from London without provenance mark, Chester with a C, Bristol with a B, Exeter with an E, Norwich with a N and York with a Y made the coinage ripe for the discovery of errors.

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