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Heres what I think is an interesting little coin. Made from captured Spanish silver...

These coins comprisng gold 5 guineas, 1745 and 1746, guinea and half-guinea, 1745, silver crown, 1746, halfcrown, shilling and sixpence, 1745 and 1746. These were struck from Spanish treasure captured during Admiral Anson circumnavigation of the globe 1740-44. There are also British gold coins struck in 1703 with Vigo below the bust following the successful Anglo-Dutch expedition against the Spanish culminating in the victory in Vigo Bay, bullion seized from this was made into coins.

Hope this is of interest.

Paul

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These coins comprisng gold 5 guineas, 1745 and 1746, guinea and half-guinea, 1745, silver crown, 1746, halfcrown, shilling and sixpence, 1745 and 1746. These were struck from Spanish treasure captured during Admiral Anson circumnavigation of the globe 1740-44. There are also British gold coins struck in 1703 with Vigo below the bust following the successful Anglo-Dutch expedition against the Spanish culminating in the victory in Vigo Bay, bullion seized from this was made into coins.

Hope this is of interest.

Paul

Very much so, thanks Paul. Just out of interest have you any idea how much the silver ones are worth, as I`ve seen them sell on Ebay from ?100 to less than ?20. I assume that the condition has something to do with it, but the ones I saw all looked very similar, I could account for the differnce in price, any ideas?

Gordon.

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Very much so, thanks Paul. Just out of interest have you any idea how much the silver ones are worth, as I`ve seen them sell on Ebay from ?100 to less than ?20. I assume that the condition has something to do with it, but the ones I saw all looked very similar, I could account for the differnce in price, any ideas?

Gordon.

Condition is a major factor in pricing. The halfcrowns, shillings and sixpences were produced in large numbers. A used but readable example is about ?20 a very fine example, minor wear but a nice coin about ?75 and a mint state example ?200-300.

Also with E-bay there is no acounting for buyer's quirkiness.

Paul

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