Great Britain 1697 farthing

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 ANA sale, lot 22454
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This specimen was lot 22454 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $211.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Farthing, 1697. William III (1694-1702). PCGS AU-53 Secure Holder. Weakly struck, traces of mint red." The early issues (1692-93) of William III show him conjoined with his queen, Mary II; after her death he is portrayed alone. Several branch mints issued this type but this specimen is from London. The type was struck 1695-1701 with a few struck in silver.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: S-3557; KM-483.1.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.

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