Great Britain 1696 6 pence

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Heritage sale 3022, lot 27612
Great Britain 1696 6 pence rev Heritage 3022-27612.jpg

This specimen was lot 27612 in Heritage sale 3022 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $381.88. The catalog description[1] noted, "William III Sixpence 1696, 1st Bust, small harp in shield, MS64 PCGS, brilliant flashy luster, sharply struck. Imagine, blazing luster on a coin that is 317 years old." This type was struck 1695-97 at London and various branch mints. This specimen is from London and is catalogued as the first bust of William III. Despite its short run, many varieties exist.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.8-3.1 g, .925 silver, 21 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S-3520; KM-484.1.


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  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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