This is a 1689 William and Mary half crown depicting the first reverse design.
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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.
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The edge is inscribed in raised letters
DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI PRIMO
Conjoined busts of King William III, and Queen Mary II facing right. First busts type.
The obverse inscription reads:
GULIELMUS ET MARIA DEI GRATIA
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.
|Issuing Monarch||William III (1688 - 1702) & Mary II (1688 - 1694)|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
|Fine||aFine||£215.00||Out Of Stock|
|23 November 2018||Fine||aFine||£215.00|
|26 November 2019||Fine||aFine||£215.00|
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