Great Britain 1709-E shilling KM-524.2
This specimen was lot 31108 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $2,880. The catalog description noted, "Anne Shilling 1709-E AU55 PCGS, Edinburgh mint, The sole certified example of this rare type by PCGS and only one grade point below the highest graded (AU58 NGC). However, looking at the lustrous surfaces and sharp detail of this offering, it would not be hard to believe that it is worthy of an even higher grade than it has been awarded. Attractively toned, dual rings of red-gold iridescence to the obverse and reverse peripheries, evidence of die clashing on the reverse. Rare in any grade, an excellent specimen. From the Lake County Collection." Shillings are known from 1709 in several varieties; this is from the Edinburgh mint.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.02 g, .925 silver.
Catalog reference: KM 524.2, S-3610.
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- Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, featuring the Lake County Collection of British coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.