William III (1694-1702), Shilling, 1700, fifth laureate bust right, ‘high hair’ type, tall O’s, no stop after DEI, stops on reverse, legend surrounding GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA. Rev, crowned cruciform shields, Lion of Nassau at centre within cartouche surrounded by billets, date flanking top crown, reads MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX (S.3516; Bull.1150; ESC.1121).
Classic cabinet tone with underlying amber mint brilliance, fields free from any major nicks or scrapes, some hairlines. Portrait well executed in relief, some softness in the detail, legends precise both sides. Bold fine to near very fine, scarce.