|WILLIAM & MARY FIVE GUINEAS
|William & Mary Five Guineas 1691
(Obverse 1, Reverse 1)
|There is only one obverse and two different reverses
issued for the five guineas of William & Mary.
The reverse of the William & Mary five guinea like the
other gold coins of this series was a totally a new design
unlike any before or after until George II. 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.
The William & Mary five guineas was minted every year
from 1691 to 1694.
Some five guineas have an Elephant and castle below bust
which donates that the gold used came from the Africa
No five guineas were minted at local provincial mints.
|William & Mary Five Guineas 1692-1694
(Obverse 1, Reverse 2)
|Elephant & Castle
|Courtesy of CNG
|1691-1694 Gold, 41.8 grams, 37mm Diameter.
|Courtesy of Carl Norton