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HM32219

William III 1700 Guinea, second laureate bust, plain sceptres

Regular price £2,750
Regular price Sale price £2,750

William III (1694-1702),gold Guinea, 1700, second laureate head right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GVLIELMVS. III. DEI. GRA.,rev. crowned cruciform shields, 'small lions' in shields, plain sceptres in angles, Lion of Nassau as an escutcheon at centre, date either side of top crown, abbreviated Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, .MAG BR.FRA ET.HIB REX., edge obliquely milled, weight 8.27g (Schneider. 506-07; MCE 184; Farey 430; EGC 421 - dies c/16; S.3460). Toned, struck on good metal, pleasing uniform coverage of the outer toothed borders with legible legends, some good detail and depth in elements of portrait, fine, reverse better, much eye appeal.

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

We note £120,212 worth of gold for calendar year 1700 which is the lowest for gold production in the seven years of dates in this reign, though of course we do not know how the output would be broken down between the gold denominations nor how long a date on a coin die would have lasted into a following calendar year.

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