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Coin - Sixpence, William III, Great Britain, 1696 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 25872

Summary:
Silver coin; Denomination: Sixpence
Royal Mint, York Branch
William III (1694-1702)

This mint was set up as part of the great recoinage which began in 1696.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 21 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.767 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: worn

More information

Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain - England
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: English
DateEra: 1696 AD
Denomination: Sixpence
Obverse Description: Laureate bust of the King facing right; around, GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA; mint mark y below bust
Reverse Description: Crowned shields (large crowns) of England, Scotland, France and Ireland (early harp type) forming a cross shape around the arms of Nassau at the centre; around, MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1696, the date being divided by the crown over the shield of England.
Edge Description: Diagonal milling ///
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King William III, York, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain
Mint: York (Mint)
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Seaby 3525 Pages

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