15 March 2001
William III (1694-1702), Five Guineas, 1699, elephant and castle below, first laureate head right, rev. crowned cruciform shields, sceptres in angles, Lion of Nassau at centre, edge, inscribed (MCE 170; S.3455), pleasing, nearly very fine
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