Great Britain 1700 shilling

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Goldberg sale 100, lot 2577
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This specimen was lot 2577 in Goldberg sale 100 (Los Angeles, September 2017), where it sold for $376. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Shilling, 1700. William III. Fifth bust. Minor haymarking, brilliant mint luster with a hint of golden toning. Brilliant Uncirculated." 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 many variants, Lobel et al[2] show six obverses and 67 varieties.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 5.8-6.2 g, silver, 25-26 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S.3516; ESC-1121, KM 504.1.


  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 100: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2017.
  • [2]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.
  • 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.

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