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Lot 30763

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30763
Date 1690
Country Ireland
Service Catalog # 489060
Denomination Shilling
Mint Mark May
Description James II silver Proof "Gun Money" Shilling 1690, KM100a, S-6582DDD, struck in May, PR62 NGC. ?Gun money? coins were produced as an emergency issue by James II as he attempted to retake the throne of England. Most were struck in some sort of base metal alloy, but there were a few rare silver pieces struck in proof. Our research shows that only seven such shillings have been sold publicly in the past decade, with this example ranking among the finest. Dark toning highlights the devices with an even gray toning in the fields. A wonderful example. Realized $3,055.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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