Great Britain 1706 crown

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 10402
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 10402 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $634. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Crown, 1706. PCGS VF-35 Secure Holder. Anne (1702-14). Roses and welsh plumes in angles. Toned." The famous crown of queen Anne was the VIGO issue, made from from silver seized from Spanish ships in Vigo Bay during the War of the Spanish Succession. Other crowns were minted 1705-08 and 1713; all are scarce to rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 29.9-30.3 g, .925 fine silver, 38-40 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: S-3578; KM-519.3, Dav-1340.


  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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