1716 Crown recent pick-up

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  1. marbury518

    marbury518 Marbury

    I thought this was a lovely grade and whilst an expensive coin, it was just about tolerable. This is for my British collection. image004.jpg
     
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  3. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    Very nice indeed! One of the dates I haven' managed to get yet.
     
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  4. Cherd

    Cherd Junior Member Supporter

    Nice coin!

    I would say that I'm a "Type Collector" when it comes to British coins, but more accurately, I'm a "Person Collector" (One Bust per Person).

    The Crown was out of my price range for George I so I went with a Shilling, which was still on the high end of what I like to spend.

    Auction description said: KM539.3, S-3647. MS 63. First bust. Alternating C & SS in angles. Struck with silver supplied by the South Sea Company.
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  5. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    My best George I Crown is also from 1723 - the "South Sea Bubble" era:
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  6. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    All I have for George I is also a shilling, but it's a nice one.

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  7. marbury518

    marbury518 Marbury

    Coin now in hand, arrived Fedex today and looks nothing like the photo. Stunning, blown away by the quality.
     
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  8. marbury518

    marbury518 Marbury

    A far poorer grade with wear on the hair, cheek and eyebrow with the 16 largely missing from the 1716 just sold for 6500 USD at Baldwins London. So i am very pleased with my purchase from an arcane auction on the European continent.
     
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