William III, 1689-1702, Gold 2 Guineas, 1701
Lot 1037
William III, 1689-1702, Gold 2 Guineas, 1701
Sold for US$ 14,040 inc. premium
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Coins & Medals New York
13 Dec 2012 10:00 EST

Auction 20086
William III, 1689-1702, Gold 2 Guineas, 1701 William III, 1689-1702, Gold 2 Guineas, 1701
Lot Details
William III, 1689-1702, Gold 2 Guineas, 1701
KM-507, S-3457, 16.66 grams, 32mm. "Fine Work" type, laureate bust right with flowing hair, GVLIELMVS.III.DEI GRA, toothed border both sides, reverse: crowned cruciform shields, six strings to Irish harp, scepters in angles, Lion of Nassau at center with six lozenges, date 1701 at top, MAG.BR.FRA.ET.HIB.REX. Most "twos" will probably never catalogue at the same level as the "fives," but as all advanced gold collectors know only too well, the two guinea coins are rarer as a class than the fives. In the case of these "Fine Work" issues, the fact is that the two largest denominations are probably of about equal rarity, and it's the guinea that's the real challenge in the highest grade. Nonetheless, we are talking true rarity here, as well as extra-nice condition. This specimen is graced by a delightful, soft green-gold tone, indicative that it's not been touched or fiddled with. Certainly worthy of a fine collection of British gold coins. About Uncirculated to Brilliant Uncirculated
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