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William III Sixpence 1696, Early Harp with Large Crown, Milled Edge


After the death of his wife, Mary, William of Orange continued his reign until his death in 1702. 1696 saw the beginnings of a great re-coinage and was the year of the founding of the Bank of England!

Obv: first bust, right

Rev: crowned cruciform shields, large crowns with early harp. Milled edge.

AVF, scratches to obverse

20mm, 2.92g




George II Sixpence 1757, S3711


Obv: old laureate and draped bust, left

Rev: cruciform of shields, crowned, but with plain angles


20mm, 2.93g Silver, AVF/VF




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