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Auction 105  12 Jul 2022
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Lot 249
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William III (1694‑1702), Five Guineas, 1701, D.Tertio, Fine work with plain sceptres on reverse, laureate head facing right, toothed border surrounding both sides, legend reads GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA. Rev, crowned cruciform shields, nine strings to Irish harp, plain sceptres in angles, Lion of Nassau at centre within cartouche surrounded by nine billets, date flanking top crown, reads MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX, raised edge inscription +DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI DECIMO TERTIO, 41.72g (S.3456; Schneider 480; EGC.398 R2, variety with no strings to Irish harp sceptre; MCE 172). Rich toning retaining much of its original mint brilliance, reflective fields, superb rendition of the King with strong detail in the low, mid and high points. Some adjustment marks, often seen on the type. Rev, few faint hairlines, mirrored reflected outer fields below the legends. A complete example of this coveted type. well preserved, rare. Encapsulated and graded by PCGS as MS 61.
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