Great Britain 1703 VIGO crown
This coin was lot 9406 in Ponterio sale 150 (Los Angeles, August 2009), where it sold for $5,175. The catalog description noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Crown, 1703-Vigo. Anne (1702-14). VERY RARE in this grade. A few minor flaws, nice strike. Toned, attractive ALMOST UNCIRCULATED." The VIGO indicated that the coin was minted from silver seized from Spanish ships in Vigo Bay during the War of the Spanish Succession. Other crowns of queen Anne (r. 1702-14) were minted 1705-08 and 1713; all are scarce to rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 29.9-30.3 g, .925 fine silver, 38-40 mm diameter, edged lettered DECVS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI TERTIO; engraved by John Croker and Samuel Bull.
Catalog reference: S-3576; KM-519.1; Dav-1338.
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