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Auction: 19021 - The Dr. Erik Miller Collection Part I - Crowns
Lot: 28

William and Mary (1688-1694), Crown, 1691 tertio, conjoined laureate and draped busts right, rev. crowned shields cruciform, six strings to harp, cyphers in angles, + • • + • decvs • et • tvtamen • anno • regni • tertio • on edge, 29.93g {461.9grns} (ESC 820 {82}; S.3433), attractively toned, with only a trace of central striking softness, otherwise extremely fine or better for issue, very rare thus

provenance
Whetmore, 14 July 1961, lot 77 - "a perfect proof-like coin and very rare in this condition" - £60.0.0 (Miller)
Potentially
Thorpe, 25 November 1921, lot 135 - "a brilliant coin" - £3.3.0 (Spink)




Once more, in the absence of a listing for a 1691 Crown in SNC for March and April 1952 (and indeed a plate illustration in 1921), the cataloguer, cautiously suggests the following potential chain prior to Whetmore, again not wishing to simply assume provenance on the evidence of absence.

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Estimate
£3,000 to £4,000