|WILLIAM & MARY HALF GUINEA
|William & Mary Half Guinea 1689
(Obverse 1, Reverse 1)
|There are two different obverses and two different reverses
issued for the half guinea of William & Mary.
The reverse of the William & Mary half guinea like the other
gold coins of this series was a totally a new design unlike any
before or after until George II and III. Instead of the more
traditional four shield design separated by four sceptres it
has all the shields in one ornamental shield or garter with a
single crown above.
Some half guineas have an elephant and castle below bust
which donates that the gold used came from the Africa
No half guineas were minted at local provincial mints.
|William & Mary Half Guinea 1690-1694
(Obverse 2, Reverse 2)
|Elephant & Castle
|1689-1694 Gold, 4.2 grams, 20mm Diameter.