William III 1696 Bristol Shillling

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William III 1696 Bristol Shillling

William III (1694-1702), silver Shilling, 1696, Bristol Mint, first laureate and draped bust right, B 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 with small X in REX, .MAG. BR.FRA. ET.HIB. REX. (Bull 1159; cf.ESC 1081; S.3498). A little weakly struck on rim and 96 of date, with some black tone on edge and rim, some light hairlines, otherwise brilliant with an excellent portrait, as good a Bristol Mint Shilling as we can ever recall seeing of this date, good extremely fine and very rare in this condition.

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:
Ex World Wide Coins of California Auction, January 2011, lot 98.
Ex A H Baldwin Fixed Price List, Summer 2011, item BM114.

AM00507

£2,000
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