Great Britain 1696 6 pence
This specimen was lot 27612 in Heritage sale 3022 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $381.88. The catalog description 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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