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William III Halfcrown 1696y, York Mint, ex Slaney Collection part I

William III (1694-1702), silver Halfcrown, 1696, York Mint, first laureate and draped bust right, lower case y below, legend and toothed border surrounding, GVLIELMVS. III.DEI.GRA, rev. crowned cruciform shields, Lion of Nassau at centre, date either side of top crown, legend surrounding, .MAG. BR.FRA. ET.HIB. REX., weight 15.18g (Bull 1095; ESC 528; S.3486). Toned with some flecking and some of the usual flan adjustment marks both sides, more on the reverse side, otherwise good very fine and with an excellent provenance.

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."

Provenance:

Purchased Baldwin 1945 for £4.10/-

Ex Slaney Collection, part 1, 15th May 2003, lot 51, sold for £800 hammer, with his ticket.

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