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1698 William III Silver Halfcrown Decimo

1698 William III Silver Halfcrown Decimo Obverse

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A collectable silver Halfcrown of King William the Third, dated 1698. The obverse features the first bust of William III, type C: laureate and draped, facing left. with the reverse showing crowned larger type shields representing Great Britain, France and Ireland, with the rampant lion of Nassau at the centre. The edge has raised regnal year lettering of ‘DECIMO’, indicating that this coin was struck in the tenth year of his reign. In this year, his wife and co-monarch, Mary II, died, leaving William as sole ruler until his own death in 1702. Approaching Extremely Fine, this coin would make an excellent addition to any collection. Spink 3494
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First type C laureate and draped bust of William III, facing right. Legend around: 'GVLIELMVS · III · DEI · GRA ·'.


Crowned larger cruciform shields of arms with lion of Nassau in the centre. Legend around: 'MAG BR · FRA · ET · HIB REX · 1698'.


Raised lettering: + · DECVS · ET · TVTAMEN · ANNO · REGNI · DECIMO · +'. 


GVF - Rich dark tone with colour, reverse slightly lighter small traces lustre in legends and fine detail, approaching Extremely Fine.


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