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Auction 12  21 Feb 2024
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Lot 36

Starting price: 200 GBP
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William III (1694-1702), silver Crown, 1696, third laureate and draped bust right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GVLIELMVS. III. DEI. GRA., rev. crowned cruciform shields, Lion of Nassau at centre in cartouche with nine billets, five strings to early harp, date either side of top crown, .MAG. BR.FRA. ET.HIB. REX., edge inscribed, +.+.DECVS. ET. TVTAMEN. .ANNO. REGNI. OCTAVO, 29.76g (Bull 1004; ESC 94; S.3472). Toned, some nicks and scratches across hair, wear to higher points, graded by NGC as VF30.

NGC Certification 6674855-010

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." and additionally on the edge "An ornament and a safeguard, in the eighth year of the reign."
Provenance:
Ex Coincraft, London, purchased 9th October 2010.
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