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William III sixpence

Glyn Peak is the finder of this William III sixpence. In the early milled silver series this is the coin most frequently unearthed by detectorists.

On the obverse there is no letter below the bust of the king, so this sixpence will have been struck at London. The bust is the third type for William III. On the reverse there are large crowns over the shields and the date is clearly 1697.


Over the years detectorists have probably found thousands of William III sixpences. The majority are very worn and a high number have been bent to resemble a letter S and used as love tokens. The condition of Glyn’s find is way above average. It would grade near VF but, sadly, it has a couple of faint scratches on the obverse, which will reduce its value to around £30.

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