Great Britain 1695 crown
This specimen was lot 4408 in Goldberg sale 74 (Los Angeles, June 2013), where it sold for $3,622.50 including buyer's fees. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. Crown, 1695. William III. First bust, first harp. Edge SEPTIMO. Rare type with cinquefoil stops within circles (instead of usual crosses) on edge. Light blue and pale magenta toning. Crisply struck and no sign of weaknesses seen on crowns of this reign. NGC graded MS-63." The crowns of William III for 1695-1700 vary only slightly but 1697 is the scarcest date.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 486, S.3470, Dav-3781.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 74: the pre-Long Beach Sale, featuring the Arden Collection, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.