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William III, rare Sixpence, 1696

Price £950

William III, rare Sixpence, 1696

William III (1694-1702), Sixpence, 1696, first laureate and draped bust right, rev inverted die axis, crowned cruciform shields, early harp type in Irish arms, Lion of Nassau at centre, legend rotated 90° with date above Scottish shield (ESC.1534B, R4; S.3520).

Well toned, obverse adjustment marks and haymarking both sides, small reverse scratch, otherwise a bold fine and very rare.

Alfred Bole Collection, part I, 29th September 2010, lot 1678