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Lot 26 (Coins & Banknotes - Live Online, 4th February 2021)

Queen Anne, Crown, VIGO 1703.

Queen Anne, Pre Union with Scotland (1702-07), Crown, 1703 TERTIO, VIGO below draped bust l., regnal year on edge in words, silver, weight 30g, S.3576, gVF and toned.

* The most intrepid of stories lay behind the capture of the Vigo treasure as opposed to the other companies or privateers who had their mark placed upon the coins in other reigns. The Battle of Vigo Bay occurred on 23rd October 1702 and it was after the Battle that the treasure largely of silver, with a tiny proportion of gold was captured and transported back to Southampton on the south coast of England. From there the treasure was brought with great pomp and ceremony to London, overseen by the Mint Master himself, one Mr Isaac Newton, to then be turned into coinage at the Royal Mint in the Tower of London. The treasure consisted of absolutely thousands of pounds in weight of silver, but a mere seven pounds and eight ounces of gold. The Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Anne by the Grace of God," and abbreviated on the reverse as "Queen of Great Britain, France and Ireland" and additionally on the edge "An ornament and a safeguard, in the third year of the reign."

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Queen Anne, Pre Union with Scotland (1702-07), Crown, 1703 TERTIO, VIGO below draped bust l., regnal year on edge in words, silver, weight 30g, S.3576, gVF and toned.

* The most intrepid of stories lay behind the capture of the Vigo treasure as opposed to the other companies or privateers who had their mark placed upon the coins in other reigns. The Battle of Vigo Bay occurred on 23rd October 1702 and it was after the Battle that the treasure largely of silver, with a tiny proportion of gold was captured and transported back to Southampton on the south coast of England. From there the treasure was brought with great pomp and ceremony to London, overseen by the Mint Master himself, one Mr Isaac Newton, to then be turned into coinage at the Royal Mint in the Tower of London. The treasure consisted of absolutely thousands of pounds in weight of silver, but a mere seven pounds and eight ounces of gold. The Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Anne by the Grace of God," and abbreviated on the reverse as "Queen of Great Britain, France and Ireland" and additionally on the edge "An ornament and a safeguard, in the third year of the reign."

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Auction: Coins & Banknotes - Live Online, 4th February 2021

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