Great Britain 1708 crown
This specimen was lot 4426 in Goldberg sale 74 (Los Angeles, June 2013), where it sold for $3,563.85 including buyer's fees. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. Crown, 1708. Anne. Edge year SEPTIMO. Second draped bust by John Croker. Reverse: Inverted die axis, angles plain. Attractively toned and now rare in this condition. Practically mint state. Early crown pieces like as this are just not around in top grades any more. NGC graded MS-61." 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. Several varieties exist for 1708 (Dav-1341, Dav-1342, Dav-1343).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 28.27 g, .925 fine silver, .840 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: S3601; Dav-1341; ESC-105; KM-526.2.
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- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 74: the pre-Long Beach Sale, featuring the Arden Collection, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.