Silver coin; Denomination: Shilling
Royal Mint, York Branch (set up in 1696 as part of the great recoinage)
William III (1694-1702); First Bust

A shilling is a 12 pence coin

Obverse Description

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

Reverse Description

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

Edge Description

Diagonal milling ///

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