Struck in 1697, this William III shilling coin is struck in sterling silver and has been graded by our expert numismatists.
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William of Orange had married Mary Stuart and had reigned as co-regnal monarchs until her death in 1694. William III continued to rule as King for a further 8 years. During William III’s rule the Declaration of Rights was signed which marked a major change in the course of British parliamentary history. The declaration was principally an assertion of the rights of Parliament in its relations with the Crown and effectively confirmed a shift in the balance of power from the Crown to Parliament.
The Declaration of Rights encompasses the Bill of Rights and Claim of Right which ensure free and regular elections, freedom of speech in Parliament, the proper distribution of governmental power and protection of the rights of subjects. These principals of which are still used by British parliamentary government and by other countries around the world.
The obverse bears the third draped laureate portrait of William III facing right by engraver James Croker. The obverse features the legend:
This translates to:
WILLIAM III By the Grace of God
The reverse displays the four crowned cruciformed shields with the Lion of Nassau at centre. The coin bears the legend:
MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1697
The Latin legend translates to King of Great Britain, France and Ireland.
|Fineness / Carat||0.925 Sterling Silver|
|Obverse Designer||James Croker|
|Reverse Designer||John Roettier|
|Issuing Monarch||William III (1689-1702)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
|Obverse Grade||Reverse Grade||Price||Availability|
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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 gold 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.
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|Obverse Engraver||James Croaker|
|Reverse Engraver||John Roettier|
|Mint||The Royal Mint|