Great Britain 1687 crown

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Heritage sale 3015, lot 24876
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
This specimen was lot 24876 in Heritage sale 3015 (Long Beach, September 2011), where it sold for $3,220. The catalog description[1] noted,
"James II Crown 1687, 2nd bust, TERTIO edge, MS63 PCGS, Choice UNC and an elegantly toned coin, dark grayish golden blue, fully original as such, with glittering luster beneath the color, the strike typical with slight softness to the obverse legend and on the date on reverse. The portrait, though, is well detailed and better struck up than on most crowns of this type. This wonderful specimen is for the advanced collector who appreciates such originality, which includes some mint-made adjustments on the reverse, some flan stress on the second shield quadrant of reverse, as well as a very few faint tin flecks in the fields. Struck slightly off-center, as is also typical of this issue. Scarce in MS, but exceptional for its originality."
This rare type is listed for 1687-88 only.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: S3407, KM 463, Dav-3779.


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