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Auction: 19021 - The Dr. Erik Miller Collection Part I - Crowns
Lot: 26

James II (1685-1688), Crown, 1686 secvndo, no stops on obverse, first laureate and draped bust left, rev. inverted die axis, crowned shields cruciform, six strings to harp, angles plain, + • • + • decvs • et • tvtamen • • anno • regni • secvndo • on edge, 29.81g {460.0grns} (ESC 741 {77}; S.3406), an attractive coin with a superb pedigree, seldom encountered so well struck, extremely fine or very near so, the reverse better, very rare thus

provenance
Purchased Spink, 4 January 1973 - £380
Whetmore, 14 July 1961, lot 72 - "extremely fine, toned, unusually well struck and extremely rare thus" - £100.0.0 (Hearn)
Nightingale, 24 October 1951, lot 112 - £38.0.0 (Whetmore)
Lingford, 24-26 October 1950, lot 384 - "unusually well struck and very rare" - £34.0.0 (Nightingale)
Yates, collection purchased en bloc by Baldwin, 1938
Day, second collection purchased by Baldwin, c.1935
Murdoch, 8-13 June 1903, lot 701 - "extremely fine for this rare date" - £10.5.0 (Lincoln)
Montagu, third duplicates sale, 7-11 May 1888, lot 479 - "very fine for this rare date" - £5.15.0 (to Rollin & Feuardent)
Brice, collection part-purchased by H Montagu, c.1887
Rev. Shepherd, 22 July 1885, lot 437 - "very fine" - £5.2.6 (Webster)
Cuff, 8 June 1854, lot 1386 - "fine" - £1.5.0 - ("Shephard")



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Estimate
£4,000 to £5,000