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1696 William III Shilling Chester Mint

1696 William III Shilling Chester Mint Obverse

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Chester mint silver Shilling of William III dated 1696. Obverse: first laureate and draped bust of the king, facing right by John Roettier. Legend around: ‘GVLLELMVS · III · DEI · GRA ·’. ‘C’ below for the mint of Chester, active October 1696 to June 1698, opened to handle a large-scale recoinage of silver coins alongside other provincial mints. Reverse: crowned shields of arms, arranged cruciform with lion of the House of Orange-Nassau in the centre. Date - 1696 - divided by crown, legend reads: ‘MAG · | BR · FRA · | ET · HIB · | REX ·’. William came to the English and Scottish thrones following the Glorious Revolution of 1688 which resulted in the coronations of him and his wife, Mary II. He ruled alone after her death in 1694. This silver coin weighs 6.0 grams and has a diameter of 25.00 millimetres. Grade: GF - Attractive tone with no major scratches or nicks: Good Fine or slightly better. Spink 3499.
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Obverse

First laureate and draped bust of William III, facing right. ‘C’ below for Chester mint. Legend around: 'GVLLELMVS · III · DEI · GRA ·'.

Reverse

Crowned cruciforms shields of royal arms with lion of Orange-Nassau in the centre. Crown divides date (1696) and legend which reads: 'MAG · | BR · FRA · | ET · HIB · | REX ·'.

Grade

GF - Attractive tone with no major scratches or nicks: Good Fine or slightly better. 

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