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Silver Gunmoney small shilling May 1690

ID Number: 5603
Category: Irish Coins 1600 - 1823
Catalogue Number: S.6582DDD; KM.100a.
Grade: About mint state
Weight: 4.44 g.
Date: May 1690
Denomination: Small Gunmoney Silver Shilling
Ruler: James II, 1685-1691
Price: $4500.
Additional Details

James II 1685-1691, Irish Gunmoney Small Shilling 1690 May in Silver.  S.6582DDD; KM.100a.  4.44g., script May., Edge slant grained rt., Medal orientation.  Laureate Head of James II l.  Legend reads clockwise inward around beginning at bottom l., IACOBVS . II .   DEI . GRATIA.  Rev. XII, for 12 pennies, over crowned sceptres, dividing  J   R to sides.  Date 1690 above all.  Script May below in field.  Around, beginning at top right clockwise, reading inward, . MAG . BR . FRA . ET . HIB . REX.

At 4.44 g., this is over half a gram heavier than Mr. Pittman's identical die silver proof small silver shilling of May 1690, which weighed 3.83 g.  The Pittman piece,  I graded about mint state, and in comparing the 2 coins, I like this one ever so slightly for grade, and much better for weight.  The Pittman coin I sold for $3900, some 30 years ago.

Close to mint state.  Rare.  $4500.

Obverse side
Princess Kaiulani Collection
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