James II (1685-88), Guinea, 1688, second laureate head

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James II (1685-88), Guinea, 1688, second laureate head left, toothed border both sides, legend surrounding, IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA. Rev, crowned cruciform shields around central pellet, emblematic sceptres in angles…
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James II (1685-88), Guinea, 1688, second laureate head left, toothed border both sides, legend surrounding, IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA. Rev, crowned cruciform shields around central pellet, emblematic sceptres in angles each terminating in a symbol representing the Kingdom, five strings to Irish harp, date flanking the top crown, legend reads MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX (S.3402; MCE. 130).

Lustrous yellow tuscan toning with underlying proof-like mint brilliance. Portrait well struck up with a satisfying portrait and nice precise truncation. Reverse, some pitting, nevertheless a handsome piece with much eye appeal. About extremely fine, last year of issue for the four year reign.

Specification

Period1685 - 1688
Date1688
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Guineas

Coin Ruler

James II

Country

England

Coin House

House of Stuart

Metal

Gold

ReferencesS.3402; MCE. 130

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