Great Britain 1697 6 pence

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Goldberg sale 106, lot 2075
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This specimen was lot 2075 in Goldberg sale 106 (Los Angeles, September 2018), where it sold for $456. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Sixpence, 1697. William III. First bust. Reddish-tan toning with sparkling luster. NGC graded MS-65." This type was struck 1695-97 at London and various branch mints. This specimen is from London and is catalogued as the third bust of William III. Despite its short run, many varieties exist.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: ESC-1552, S-3520; KM-484.1 (first bust), KM 489 (second bust), KM 496.1 (third bust).


  • 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.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 106: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2018.

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