Great Britain 1700 half crown

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Goldberg sale 110, lot 2231
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This specimen was lot 2231 in Goldberg sale 110 (Los Angeles, June 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Halfcrown, 1700. William III. Obverse: First draped bust of king right by Norbert Roettier. Reverse: Crowned cruciform shields GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA/ MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX. Edge reads .DVODECIMO in raised letters. As struck with a green-grey iridescent tone. Nicely detailed and well struck. Scarcer than the regular 1698 issue. NGC graded MS-62." This type was struck for William III 1698-1701. The TERTIO edge obtains a slight premium over the DVODECIMO edge.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 15.05 g, .925 silver, .447 troy oz ASW, lettered edge.

Catalog reference: S.3494; ESC-561, KM 492.2.


  • 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.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • 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 110: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2019.

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