• 1689 William and Mary Silver Half Crown Reverse
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1689 William and Mary Silver Half Crown

This is a 1689 William and Mary half crown depicting the first reverse design.

The coin you receive may be different to the picture shown. 

Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details. Contact us if you require a photograph prior to purchase.

from £215.00

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William and Mary were first cousins and married in 1677, when William was 27 and Mary was just 15. Mary's father, King James II, had converted to Catholicism. When his wife gave birth to a son, it meant Mary was no longer next in line for the throne and Protestants feared a Catholic King. 

Protestant supporters encouraged William to invade England causing James II to exile to France. Mary and William were offered the role as joint monarchs by the English Parliament in 1689. They ruled side by side until Mary's death from smallpox in 1694.

Other variations of this crown are

  • FRA for FR
  • Caul only frosted, pearls
  • No frosting, pearls

The variation will be shown in the drop down box "style". 

Edge Inscription

The edge is inscribed in raised letters

DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI PRIMO

Obverse

Conjoined busts of King William III, and Queen Mary II facing right. First busts type. 
The obverse inscription reads: 

GULIELMUS ET MARIA DEI GRATIA

Reverse

Large crown surmounting a quartered shield. The quarters contain a harp for Ireland, a lion rampant, three fleurs de lys and three lions.

In the centre is superimposed a shield shaped inescutcheon, also bearing a lion rampart, being the arms of Orange.

The reverse legend reads:

MAG BR FR ET HIB REX ET REGINA

Spink reference 3434.

Specification

StyleWith £50 Note
Issuing Monarch William III (1688 - 1702) & Mary II (1688 - 1694)
CountryUnited Kingdom
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
23 November 2018 Fine aFine £215.00
Delivery

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £9. 

International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

Orders under £60

Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.

 

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Orders < £1000 there is no additional fee

Orders > £1000 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1000 we apply a £1 fee. 

 

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Price List
ObverseReversePriceAvailability
FineaFine£215.00Available