Silver coin; Denomination: Sixpence
Royal Mint, York Branch
William III (1694-1702)

This mint was set up as part of the great recoinage which began in 1696.

Obverse Description

Laureate bust of the King facing right; around, GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA; mint mark y below bust

Reverse Description

Crowned shields (large crowns) of England, Scotland, France and Ireland (early harp type) forming a cross shape around the arms of Nassau at the centre; around, MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1696, the date being divided by the crown over the shield of England.

Edge Description

Diagonal milling ///

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