Great Britain 1705 half crown

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Goldberg sale 91, lot 2718
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 2718 in Goldberg sale 91 (Los Angeles, June 2016), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Halfcrown, 1705 NGC VF25. Queen Anne. Plumes in angles. Toned. NGC graded VF-25." Half crowns were minted for queen Anne 1703-14 and some of the later dates are fairly common in circulated condition. This subtype of 1704-05 is rather scarce. In 1706, two roses would substitute for two of the plumes on the reverse.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: S.3581; ESC-571, KM 518.3.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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 91: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.

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