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.