Browsing British Coins of William III


William III (William of Orange), a staunch protestant, was invited to "invade" Britain in order to depose the Catholic James I. He arrived on 5 November 1688, James was deposed and William and Mary became joint sovereigns (see separate page for joint issues). His victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 is still commemorated by the Orange Order. The Bank of England was founded during his reign.

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Seaby 3456William III, AV 5 Guineas, 1694-1702, dated 1699 (41.75g). GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA, laureate head right. / MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1699, four crowned coats of arms with lion rampant left in the centre, and four sceptres radiating from the centre. Seaby 3456; KM-505.1; Fr. 310.TextImage
Seaby 3456William III, AV 5 Guineas, 1694-1702, dated 1701. GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA, laureate head right. / MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1701, four crowned coats of arms with lion rampant left in the centre, and four sceptres radiating from the centre. Seaby 3456; KM-505.1; Fr. 310.TextImage
Seaby 3457William III. AV Two Guineas, 1701. GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA, laureate head right. / MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1701, four crowned coats of arms with lion rampant left in the centre, and four sceptres radiating from the centre. Seaby 3457; Fr-310.TextImage
Seaby 3460William III. AV Guinea, dated 1700. GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA, second laureate head right. / MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1700, four crowned coats of arms (Irish harp with human head), lion rampant left in the centre, and four sceptres radiating from the centre. Seaby 3460; Fr-309; KM-498.1.TextImage
Seaby 3463William III, AV Guinea, 1701. GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA, laureate head right. / MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1701, four crowned coats of arms with lion rampant left in the centre, and four sceptres radiating from the centre. The coats of arms narrower than Seaby 3460. KM-498.1. Seaby 3463.TextImage
Seaby 3470William III. 1694-1702. AR Crown 29.99 g. Dated 1695. GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA, laureate and draped first bust right. / MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1701, four crowned coats of arms with lion rampant left in the centre. "SEPTIMO" on edge. ESC 86; Seaby 3470; KM 488.TextImage
Seaby 3472William III AR Crown, 3rd bust, AD 1696. GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA, laureate, draped bust right over a breastplate with horizontal neck line / MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX and date 1696, Edge: TRICESIMO, crowned cruciform shields of England, Ireland, Scotland and France with lion rampant in the centre. SE 3472.TextImage
Seaby 3473William III. Silver Crown, 1697. GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA, laureate, third draped bust right over a breastplate with horizontal neck line. / MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX and date 1697, Edge: NONO, crowned cruciform shields of England, Ireland, Scotland and France with lion rampant in the centre. Seaby 3473.TextImage
Seaby 3474William III. AR Crown, 1697. GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA, laureate, third draped bust right over a breastplate with horizontal neck line. / MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX and date 1697, Edge: DVODECIMO, crowned cruciform shields of England, Ireland, Scotland and France with lion rampant in the centre. Seaby 3474.TextImage
Seaby 3494William III. AR Halfcrown, 1698. 15 g. GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA, laureate, draped first bust right. / MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX and date 1698, crowned cruciform shields of England, Ireland, Scotland and France with lion rampant in the centre. Edge: DECIMO. Seaby 3494; ESC 561.TextImage
Seaby 3498William III. 1694-1702. AR Shilling, 5.85 g. Bristol mint. Dated 1698. GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA, laureate, draped first bust right. "B" (Bristol mint) below. / MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX and date 1698, crowned cruciform shields of England, Ireland, Scotland and France with lion rampant in the centre. Seaby 3498; ESC 1081.TextImage
Seaby 3507William III. AR Shilling, 1697. GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA, laureate, draped third bust right. / MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX and date 1697, crowned cruciform shields of England, Ireland, Scotland and France with lion rampant in the centre. Seaby 3507; ESC-1102.TextImage
Seaby 3516William III. AR Shilling, 1700. GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA, laureate, draped fifth bust right. / MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX and date 1700, crowned cruciform shields of England, Ireland, Scotland and France with lion rampant in the centre. Seaby 3516; ESC-1121A.TextImage
Seaby 3520William III. AR sixpence. 1696. 22 mm, 3.08 g. GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA, laureate, draped first bust right. / MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX and date 1696, crowned cruciform shields of England, Ireland, Scotland and France with lion rampant in the centre. Early harp, large crowns. Seaby 3520; ESC-1202; KM-484.1.TextImage
Seaby 3526William III. AR Sixpence, 1696 Y. York mint. GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA, laureate, draped first bust right. Y below (York). / MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX and date 1698, crowned cruciform shields of England, Ireland, Scotland and France with lion rampant in the centre. Seaby 3526; ESC-1539; KM-484.7.TextImage
Seaby 3528William III. AR Sixpence. 1697. Bristol mint. GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA, laureate, draped third bust right. B below. / MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX and date 1698, crowned cruciform shields of England, Ireland, Scotland and France with lion rampant in the centre. Seaby 3528; ESC-1566.TextImage
Seaby 3538William III. AR Sixpence, 1701. GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA, laureate, draped third bust right. / MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX and date 1701, crowned cruciform shields of England, Ireland, Scotland and France with lion rampant in the centre. Seaby 3538; ESC-1566; KM-496.1.TextImage
Seaby 3542William III. AR Sixpence, 1697. GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA, (G of GRA overstruck on D) laureate, draped third bust right. / MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX and date 1697, crowned cruciform shields of England, Ireland, Scotland and France with lion rampant in the centre. Small crowns. Seaby 3542.TextImage
Seaby 3546William III. AR Sixpence, 1698. GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA, laureate, draped third bust right. / MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX and date 1698, crowned cruciform shields of England, Ireland, Scotland and France with lion rampant in the centre and plumes in the four angles. Seaby 3546; ESC-1575.TextImage
Seaby 3547William III. AR Sixpence, 1699. GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA, laureate, draped third bust right. / MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX and date 1699, crowned cruciform shields of England, Ireland, Scotland and France with lion rampant in the centre and roses in the four angles. Seaby 3547; ESC-1578; KM-496.10.TextImage
Seaby 3557William III AE Farthing, 1697. GVLIELMVS TERTIVS, laureate, cuirassed bust right. / BRITANNIA, Britannia sitting left, holding branch and sceptre, date 1697 below. Seaby 3557; BMC-Peck 659.TextImage
Seaby 3558
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William III AE Farthing, 1699. Second issue with the date following the reverse legend. GVLIELMVS TERTIVS, laureate, cuirassed bust right. / BRITANNIA 1699, Britannia sitting left, holding branch and sceptre. Seaby 3558; Peck 681.TextImage>
Seaby 3558
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William III Proof AR Farthing, 1698. Second issue with the date following the reverse legend. GVLIELMVS TERTIVS, laureate, cuirassed bust right. / BRITANNIA 1698, Britannia sitting left, holding branch and sceptre. Seaby type 3558 but silver; Peck 680.TextImage
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