Great Britain 1693 shilling
This specimen was lot 3092 in Goldberg sale 87 (Los Angeles, September 2015), where it sold for $2,702.50. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. Shilling, 1693. William and Mary, 1689-1694. Well struck and nearly uncirculated with a pleasing dark tone. These conjoined-head silver coins were struck with a shallow design and are therefore seldom seen with much detail on the portraits of the joint monarchs. This is an exceptional specimen. The coin deservedly catalogues at around $4000 in XF. NGC graded AU-53." This type is noted for 1692-93 and is the only shilling to feature both monarchs.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 480, S.3437; ESC-1076.
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- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 87: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.
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- Rayner, P. Alan, and Maurice Bull, English Silver Coinage from 1649, 6th Ed., London: Spink & Son, 2015.
- Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.