5 Guineas - William III 2nd bust

Features

Issuer England (United Kingdom)
King William III (1694-1702)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1701
Value 5 Guineas = 107 Shillings 6 Pence (5.375)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 41.94 g
Diameter 37 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 12977
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Sp# 3456,
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Standard Catalogue of British Coins : Coins of England & the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.
KM# 508
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Second laureate bust of King William III right, legend around.

Lettering: GVLIELMVS· III·DEI·GRA

Translation: William the Third by the Grace of God

Engraver: John Croker

John Croker, born in Saxony and known in his youth as Johann Crocker, was a master jeweller who migrated to London, where he became a medallist and engraved dies for English and later British coins and medals.

Reverse

Crowned cruciform shields around central Nassau lion with sceptres bearing national emblems in angles, divided date above, legend around.

Lettering: MAG· BR·FRA· ET·HIB REX·17 01·

Translation: King of Great Britain France and Ireland

Edge

Regnal year in Latin

Lettering: + DECVS • ET • TVTAMEN • ANNO REGNI • DECIMO • TERTIO +

Translation:
An ornament and a safeguard
Thirteenth year of reign

Comments

These coins were struck at 8 9/10 to the pound troy, giving a standard weight of 1 31/89 troy ounce (647.2 grains).

The five guineas was valued at 107 shillings 6 pence (£5 7s 6d) between 1698 and 1717, when it was devalued to 105 shillings (£5 5s).

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1701  $ 51 620 $ 84 163 DECIMO TERTIO

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - William III (2nd bust)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - William III (2nd bust)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - William III (2nd bust)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - William III (2nd bust)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - William III (2nd bust)
Heritage Auctions
2021 March 25 - 27 The Paramount Collection World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Dallas 3096
Lot 30306
Internet Archive
Mar 25, 2021 UNC
(NGC MS61+)
USD 102 000.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - William III (2nd bust)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - William III (2nd bust)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - William III (2nd bust)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - William III (2nd bust)
Heritage Auctions
2021 January 21 - 22 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Platinum & Signature Auction - Dallas 3089
Lot 31182
Internet Archive
Jan 21, 2021 UNC
(NGC MS60)
USD 78 000.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - William III (2nd bust)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - William III (2nd bust)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - William III (2nd bust)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - William III (2nd bust)
Heritage Auctions
2022 January 10 NYINC World Coins Platinum Night Auction - New York 3097
Lot 30227
Internet Archive
Jan 10, 2022 AU
(NGC AU58)
USD 49 200.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - William III (2nd bust)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - William III (2nd bust)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - William III (2nd bust)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - William III (2nd bust)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - William III (2nd bust)
Heritage Auctions
2021 March 25 - 27 The Paramount Collection World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Dallas 3096
Lot 30307
Internet Archive
Mar 25, 2021 AU
(NGC AU58)
USD 72 000.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - William III (2nd bust)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - William III (2nd bust)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - William III (2nd bust)Picture 1 of a sold 5 Guineas - William III (2nd bust)
Heritage Auctions
2021 January 21 - 22 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Platinum & Signature Auction - Dallas 3089
Lot 31183
Internet Archive
Jan 21, 2021 AU
(NGC AU58)
USD 55 200.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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