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Coin - Halfcrown, Queen Anne, Great Britain, 1708 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 668

Silver coin; Denomination: halfcrown (equals two shillings and six pence)
Royal Mint, London.
Queen Anne (1702-1714)

The reverse has plumes between the shields, this indicates that the silver used in this coin was supplied by mines in Wales. The legend reads as a single title from obverse to reverse and translates "Anne by the Grace of God Queen of Great Britain, France and Ireland".
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 33 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.912 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Pre-Decimal
DateEra: 1708 AD
Denomination: Halfcrown
Obverse Description: Bust of Anne left; around, ANNA DEI GRATIA
Reverse Description: Crowned shields - with arms of England and Scotland halved at top and bottom, Ireland at left and France at right, forming a cross shape with the badge of the Star of the Garter at the centre; around, MAG BRI FR ET HIB REG 1708, the date being divided by the crown above the top English and Scottish shield.
Edge Description: In raised lettering, DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI SEPTIMO
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Queen Anne, England, Great Britain, 1708
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1708
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3606 Pages


John Neth Posted on 22 Mar 2013 7:28 AM
I just purchased a Toddy Ladle with baleen handle and one of these coins in the bottom. The coin is in excellent shape and will be a permanent part of my small collection. Thank you for posting this information.

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