Great Britain 1725-WCC shilling

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 Collector's Choice sale, lot 70679
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This specimen was lot 70679 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $312. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Shilling, 1725-WCC. George I (1714-27). PCGS Genuine--Repaired, VF Details Secure Holder. Second laureate bust right with loop in tie, W.C.C. below. Struck from silver supplied by Welsh Copper Company. Light repair on obverse field, toned and quite presentable despite the 'Detail' designation. Ex: Stack's May 17, 1989." Several varieties of shillings were struck in 1725, including a standard type (KM 558.2, struck 1723-27) and one from silver supplied by the Welsh Copper Company (shown here, struck 1723-26).

Recorded Mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.02 g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: S-3650; KM-558.3.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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