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William III 1697 Shilling, third bust variety NGC UNC

William III (1694-1702), silver Shilling, 1697, third variety laureate and draped bust right, legend and toothed border surrounding, GVLIELMVS. III.DEI.GRA, rev. crowned cruciform shields, Lion of Nassau at centre, date either side of top crown, .MAG BR.FRA ET.HIB REX. (Bull 1132; ESC 1108; S.3511). Toned with some brighter elements in the shadow of the lettering, with some light flan adjustment marks across obverse though much less so than usually seen, otherwise a pleasing extremely fine, NGC have somehow assessed this coin as UNC details obverse cleaned(?) which is a mystery to the trained eye as the coin exhibits old toning both sides.

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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