½ Crown - Anne pre-Union

Features

Issuer England (United Kingdom)
Queen Anne (1702-1714)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1703-1707
Value ½ Crown = 2 Shillings 6 Pence (⅛)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 15.05 g
Diameter 34 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 13062
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Sp# 3579-82,
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# 518
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

Draped bust of Queen Anne left, legend around.

Lettering: ANNA DEI· GRATIA·

Translation: Anne 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 Garter star, divided date above, legend around.

Lettering: ·MAG: BR:FRA: ET·HIB: REG:17 04

Translation: Queen of Great Britain France and Ireland

Engraver: Johann Ochs

Edge

Regnal year in Latin

Lettering: TERTIO

Translation: Third

Comments

The standard weight of this coin was 15/31 troy ounce or 232.3 grains.

Varieties exist:

Sp#3579, KM#518.1 (1703) plain below bust
Sp#3580, KM#518.2 (1703) 'VIGO' below bust *
Sp#3581, KM#518.3 (1704-05) plumes in angles
Sp#3582, KM#518.4 (1706-07) roses and plumes in angles

* Struck from silver seized at Vigo Bay, Spain

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1703  0% Sp#3579, KM#518.1
1703 VIGO 33% Sp#3580, KM#518.2
1704  8% Sp#3581, KM#518.3
1705  $ 1893 8% Sp#3581, KM#518.3
1706  0% Sp#3582, KM#518.4
1707  50% Sp#3582, KM#518.4

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as an indication only; they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging. Numista does not buy or sell coins or banknotes.

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Anne (pre-Union)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Anne (pre-Union)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Anne (pre-Union)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Anne (pre-Union)
Heritage Auctions
2020 November 5 - 6 World & Ancient Coins Platinum and Signature Online Auction - Dallas 3088
Lot 34734
Internet Archive
Nov 5, 2020 1703 – Sp#3579, KM#518.1 AU
(NGC AU58)
USD 1980.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Anne (pre-Union)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Anne (pre-Union)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Anne (pre-Union)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Anne (pre-Union)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232044
Lot 65328
Internet Archive
Oct 28, 2020 1705 – Sp#3581, KM#518.3 AU
(NGC AU55)
USD 1454.40
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Anne (pre-Union)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Anne (pre-Union)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Anne (pre-Union)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Anne (pre-Union)
Heritage Auctions
2019 April 25 - 29 Central States World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago 3073
Lot 31109
Internet Archive
Apr 29, 2019 1705 – Sp#3581, KM#518.3 AU
(PCGS AU58)
USD 2640.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Anne (pre-Union)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Anne (pre-Union)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232049
Lot 61408
Internet Archive
Dec 2, 2020 1705 – Sp#3581, KM#518.3 VF
(NGC VF25)
USD 348.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Anne (pre-Union)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Anne (pre-Union)
Heritage Auctions
Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction 231918
Lot 61221
Internet Archive
May 2, 2019 1707 – Sp#3582, KM#518.4 AU
(NGC AU55)
USD 630.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Anne (pre-Union)Picture 1 of a sold ½ Crown - Anne (pre-Union)
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231936
Lot 61248
Internet Archive
Sep 5, 2019 1707 – Sp#3582, KM#518.4 VF
(PCGS VF35)
USD 186.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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