William III 1700 Halfcrown

William III 1700 Halfcrown

William III (1694-1702), silver Halfcrown, 1700, first laureate and draped bust right, legend surrounding, GVLIELMVS. III. DEI. GRA., toothed border around rim both sides, rev crowned cruciform shields, plain angles, Lion of Nassau at centre, date surrounding, .MAG. BR. FRA. ET. HIB. REX. edge inscribed in raised letters and dated, +DECVS. ET. TVTAMEN. ANNO. REGNI. DVODECIMO. weight 14.97g (Bull 1044; ESC 562; S.3494). Attractively toned, a couple of small digs on cheek and a light hairline or two on reverse, otherwise extremely fine, good extremely fine with underlying mint bloom, especially on reverse.

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



Ex Colin Adams, Collection of Halfcrowns, Spink Coin Auction, 1st December 2005, lot 482.


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