William III (1649-1702), Shilling, 1696, Bristol mint, small X in REX variety

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William III (1649-1702), Shilling, 1696, Bristol mint, first draped bust right with B below truncation, small X in REX variety, toothed border both sides, legend surrounds from bottom left GVLIELMVS…
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Description

William III (1649-1702), Shilling, 1696, Bristol mint, first draped bust right with B below truncation, small X in REX variety, toothed border both sides, legend surrounds from bottom left GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA. Rev, crowned cruciform shields, five strings to Irish harp, Lion of Nassau at centre within cartouche surrounded by nine distinct lozenges, reads MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX, date flanking top crown, edge obliquely milled (S.3498; Bull.1159; ESC -).

Rich lustrous light grey toning, mirrored and reflective around the periphery, some light haymarking. Executed with highly polished and fresh dies, self-evident in the detail and depth to all areas of the coin. Only one area of striking weakness below bust, also reflected on the reverse, possible a die shift. Much as struck, uncirculated, rare so well preserved with a scarce variety.

Ex. Dr Burstal, SCMB, August 1957, DB393 – with a ticket in his hand and B. A. Seaby envelope

reverse of ticket marked ‘Fol. 37 – Seaby – 10/6’

Specification

Period 1694 - 1702
Date 1696
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Shillings

Coin Ruler

William III

Country

England

Coin House

House of Stuart

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

Bristol

References S.3498; Bull.1159; ESC -

Provenance

Ex. Dr Burstal, SCMB, August 1957, DB393 – with a ticket in his hand and B. A. Seaby envelope

reverse of ticket marked 'Fol. 37 - Seaby - 10/6'

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