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WCA-5385:  1687 James II Full Silver Crown.  TERTIO edge (normal lettering) but the 8 of the date is distinctly odd, looking more like a lower case “g”.  No over-date is listed in ESC for this or any of the J.II crowns.  £525


WCA-5957:  1687 James II Full Silver Crown.  Interestingly modified to incorporate x2 small blades.  See images here and here.  £225


WCA-5393:  1687 James II Full Silver Crown – Birthing Love Token.  TERTIO edge.  “G W 1798”.  Once again, as in WCA-5230, a 100+ year old coin was chosen for the engraving.  See Medals & Tokens – “Love Tokens” section



Half Crowns


WCA-5386:  1687 James II Silver Half Crown.  QUARTO edge, first bust.  Clear edge legends.  £285





WCA-5988:  1688 James II Silver Sixpence.  A high grade coin having some corresponding pinch marks at 3 o’clock.  These marks can barely be seen with the coin in the hand.  The new photographic set-up I’ve employed highlights issues such as these far beyond the capability of the human eye.  Spink 3413 – well worth checking out the current prices for this coin!  £395





WCA-5900:  1686 James II Silver Threepence.  A short-reigned monarch.  £79






WCA-5487:  1688 James II Large Silver “Religious” Medal.  A crown-sized medal commemorating Archbishop Sancroft and six Bishops being committed to the Tower for not agreeing to the religious dictates of James II.  This all came to a head in the Spring of 1688 when James VII of Scotland / James II of England ordered his Declaration of Indulgence.  This suspended penal laws against Catholics and was to be read from every Anglican pulpit in England. The Church of England and its staunchest supporters, the peers and gentry, were naturally outraged, with these seven paying a heavy price for there opposition.  Interestingly, James was a protestant although on his deathbed he did convert o Catholicism.  Truth is stranger than fiction!  £375