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1693 Gold 5 Guineas William & Mary S#3422 good VF

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1693 Gold 5 Guineas William & Mary S#3422 good VF

A bold example of this historic coin.

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1693 Gold 5 Guineas William & Mary S#3422 good VF

Obverse: Jugate heads of William & Mary right, legend around.

GVILELMVS ET MARIA DEI GRATIA

William and Mary, by the Grace of God.

Reverse: Coronate shield with the arms of England, France, Scotland, Ireland and the House of Nassau, legend around.

MAG BR FR ET HIB REX ET REGINA.

King and Queen of Great Britain, France and Ireland.

Edge Inscription: DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI QVINTO.


A bold example of this historic coin.

With a diameter of 37mm and a weight of 41.60g, the 5 guineas is the largest coin ever issued in England. It was first struck under King Charles I in 1668, when it had a face value of 5 pounds.

William III and Mary II came to the English throne in 1688, following “The Revolution of 1688”, after which King James II fled to the safety of France.

William and Mary reigned together until Mary's death from smallpox in December 1694, after which William ruled as sole monarch.