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1701 William III Gold Full Guinea

1701 William III Gold Full Guinea Obverse

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A collectable gold full Guinea of King William the Third dated 1701 the final year of his reign. The obverse features the second laureate bust of William III facing right. The reverse shows the narrow-crowned shields, representing England, France and Ireland and sceptres in the angles with their terminals ending in an orb, a thistle, a Fleur-de-lis and a harp. The central symbol is the lion of Nassau, representing William’s House: that of Orange-Nassau. If we include the central reverse motif, William III Guineas bear five shields, whereas those of previous and later monarchs bear four.
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Obverse

Second laureate bust of William III by engraver John Croker, facing right with legend around reading 'GVLIELMVS · III · DEI · GRA'.

Reverse

Also by John Croker: crowned cruciform shields of arms around central lion of Nassau, with sceptres in the angles, narrow crown divides date. Legend reads: 'MAG · BR · FRA · ET · HIB · REX · 1701'.

Edge

Diagonally milled.

Grade

VF - A dull overall appearance with some tone in the legends, attractive in the hand overall, Very Fine slightly better.

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