William III - HalfPenny 1700 Kingdom of England

Country: England, (United Kingdom)
King: William III (1689-1702) - 3rd Issue
Type: Standard circulation coin
Years: 1700 (1699-1701)
Value: 1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling (1/480 Pound Sterling)
Composition: Copper
Weight: 11.3 g
Diameter: 28 mm
Shape: Round
Grade: VG/G
Orientation: Coin alignment ↑↓ 
Demonetized: yes 
References: KM# 503

Obverse:
Laureate and cuirassed bust of King William III right, legend around.

Lettering: GVLIELMVS· TERTIVS

Translation: William the Third

Engraver: John Croker

Reverse:
Seated figure of Britannia left, spear in left hand, olive branch in right, shield bearing the Union flag resting on left, legend around, date in exergue.

Lettering:
BRITAN NIA ·
1700

Engraver: John Roettier

Edge
Plain

Comments:
House of Stuart restored (1660-1714), William III (1694-1702), Third issue (1699-1701).

Obverse and reverse varieties exist.

The standard weight for these pieces was 42 to the pound avoirdupois (8/21 ounce or 166.7 grains each).

Other information

23 May 2020
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Sp# 3556, KM# 503
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