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Auction: 18025 - The Pywell-Phillips Collection of English Milled Silver and Copper Coins
Lot: 210

Anne (1702-14), Crown, 1703, first draped bust left, vigo below, rev. crowned shields cruciform, seven strings to harp, angles plain, .+ decvs et tvtamen anno regni tertio on edge (ESC 1340 {99}; S.3576), flan flaw above English, and adjustment marks to French shields, otherwise lustrous, almost extremely fine

The incorporation of vigo below the bust denotes that the bullion was originally captured by Admiral George Rooke from the Spanish fleet at Vigo bay, and as such its coining was nothing short of a diplomatic taunt.

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