1 Crown - William III 3rd bust; 2nd harp


Issuer England (United Kingdom)
King William III (1694-1702)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1697
Value 1 Crown = 5 Shillings (1/4)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 30.1 g
Diameter 38.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 53516
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Sp# 3473,
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.
KM# 494.2
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.


Third laureate and draped bust of King William III right, legend around.

Note: straight breastplate or drapery

Lettering: GVLIELMVS · III · DEI · GRA ·

Translation: William the Third by the Grace of God

Engraver: James Roettier


Crowned cruciform shields around central Nassau lion, divided date above, legend around.

Note: second harp in left shield

Lettering: MAG BR·FRA ET·HIB REX·16 97·

Translation: King of Great Britain France and Ireland

Engraver: John Roettier

John Roettiers was a celebrated English engraver and medallist. Roettiers was the oldest son of Philip Roettiers, a goldsmith of Antwerp.


Regnal year in Latin

Lettering: NONO

Translation: Ninth


The standard weight of this coin was 30/31 troy ounce or 464.5 grains.

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