William III, Crown (1695-1696) Very Good-Fine
These Silver Crowns were issued in the reign of King William III 1695-1701. At that time Five Shillings or a Crown was the equivalent of five weeks' wages for a skilled craftsman. We hate to think about how little a coin dealer would have been paid if there were any at that time. This was the largest Silver coin issued for King William III. You have the laureate bust on one side and four sets of crowned Arms on the other with the date above. The coats of Arms are England, Scotland, Ireland, France, and the lion of the House of Orange. These early Silver crowns are getting extremely difficult to find. On the other hand, considering it is over 300 years old and worth at the time, five weeks' wages for a skilled craftsman.