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1697 William III Half Crown


The 1697 William III Half Crown is a coin that holds significant historical and numismatic value. It was minted during the reign of King William III, who ruled over England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1689 until his death in 1702. The coin is made of sterling silver, with a weight of 14.14 grams and a diameter of 32 millimeters. The obverse side features a portrait of the king, facing right, with the inscription "GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA." The reverse side shows the crowned cruciform shields of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the date "1697" below.


The Half Crown was first introduced in the reign of King Edward VI in 1549 and remained in circulation until the currency reform of 1971. The Half Crown denomination was worth two shillings and sixpence, or half a crown. During the 17th century, the Half Crown was an important coin for daily transactions and was widely used for large purchases such as land, livestock, or jewelry.


The 1697 William III Half Crown is a rare and sought-after coin among collectors due to its historical significance and the fact that it was minted in limited quantities. It is also a popular choice among those who collect coins from the reign of William III. As with any antique or collectible, the value of the 1697 William III Half Crown can vary widely depending on its condition, rarity, and historical significance.

1697 William III Half Crown

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