Tag Archive for: James II

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Coin 182 – GOLD 5-GUINEAS 1688, PCGS AU-58

James II, Stuart King, 1685-1688 S-3397, First Bust. Very rare. A beautiful, boldly struck and highly lustrous coin of high intrinsic value, from a reign that endured for only four years as a result of the king's conversion to Cathol…
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Coin 183 – GOLD 5-GUINEAS 1688, PCGS MS-62

James II, Stuart King, 1685-1688 S-3397A, Second Bust. If possible, even finer than the First Bust example. Very rare so fine.  
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Coin 184 – GOLD 5-GUINEAS 1688, NGC AU-58

James II, Stuart King, 1685-1688 S-3398, First Bust. Elephant & Castle provenance mark below bust. A fabulous example of the largest gold coin struck at the Royal Mint using gold imported from Africa, bearing the badge of the Royal African…
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Coin 185 – GOLD 2-GUINEAS 1687, PCGS MS-64

James II, Stuart King, 1685-1688 S-3399, Laureate Bust, the only style of portrait used on this denomination, which was minted only during two years of this brief reign, 1687 and 1688. This is a spectacular example!  
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Coin 186 – GOLD GUINEA 1685, PCGS MS-61

James II, Stuart King, 1685-1688 S-3401, First Bust. Elephant & Castle provenance mark below bust. First year of issue for this reign and bearing the badge of the Royal African Company. Very rare so fine.  
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Coin 187 – GOLD GUINEA 1687, PCGS MS-63

James II, Stuart King, 1685-1688 S-3402, Second Bust. Although many of the dies used to strike the gold coins of this king were somewhat crudely fashioned, this is a coin of splendid quality.  
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Coin 188 – GOLD HALF-GUINEA 1687, PCGS MS-64

James II, Stuart King, 1685-1688 S-3404, Laureate Bust, the only style of portrait used on this denomination. This is a beautiful example, boldly detailed and lustrous. The Royal Mint had difficulty striking the small gold (and silver)…