• 1696 William III Silver Crown  21973
  • 1696 William III Silver Crown  21970
  • 1696 William III Silver Crown  21972
  • 1696 William III Silver Crown  21971
  • 1696 William III Silver Crown  21973
  • 1696 William III Silver Crown  21970
  • 1696 William III Silver Crown  21972
  • 1696 William III Silver Crown  21971
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1696 William III Silver Crown Coin

This variation of the 1696 crown has the year of reign in words “OCTAVO” included in the edge description.

There are two different types of obverses for this coin; the first and third bust of King William III. We will choose the bust depending on the grade specified. If you would like to specify a particular bust, please contact us. 

We mainly see lower grades in this type of crown; the edge description is just about visible. They will also carry wear on the face and hair of William III.

Photographs shown may not be the actual coin and may differ in terms of grade, die numbers, design flaws and other minor details.

from £105.06

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William III continued to reign after the death of his wife, Mary Stuart.

The edge reads OCTAVO which is the eighth regnal year of William III.

The coins are issued in coin alignment. Other variations of the 1696 crown include a plain edge proof, no stops on the legend on the obverse and GEI instead of DEI on the obverse legend.


There are two different obverses for this 1696 OCTAVO crown. The first shows the first bust of William III and the second shows the third bust. Both show King William III facing right with his hair flowing down his neck leaving a strand sitting below the truncation. The first bust shows a rounded breast plate where as the third shows a straight breast plate. 

The legend reads:



The reverse shows four crowned shields which form a cruciform. The crowns on this reverse are equal to the width of the shields. The harp shield shows the first harp design with a thicker outline of the harp with the right top corner of the harp sitting slightly lower than the left top corner.

The legend reads:



Silver Weight Troy Ounces0.895
Fineness / Carat0.925 Sterling
Spink Reference3,472
Obverse DesignerJohn Roiettier
Reverse DesignerJohn Roiettier
Issuing Monarch William III (1689-1702)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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Date Obverse Reverse Price
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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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 £6. 

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.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

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We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase. 

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