Great Britain 1700 six pence

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Heritage sale 3000, lot 51669
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 51669 in Heritage sale 3000 (New York, January 2009), where it sold for $431.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "William III Sixpence 1700, MS64 PCGS, lightly toned with some attractive green highlights on the reverse." This type was struck 1697-1701 at London and various branch mints. This specimen is from London and is catalogued as the third bust of William III. Despite its short run, many varieties exist; Lobel et al[2] list over 69.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.8-3.1 g, .925 silver, 21 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 496.1, S-3538, Coincraft W36D-335.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [2]Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3000: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2008.

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