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Great Britain William and Mary Pattern Farthing  1688 to 1694
Great Britain William and Mary Pattern Farthing 1688 to 1694

The phrase William and Mary usually refers to the co-regency over the Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland, of spouses and first-cousins King William III & II and Queen Mary II. Their joint reign began in February 1689. They replaced James II & VII, Mary's father and William's uncle and father-in-law.

The pattern farthings with William on one side and Mary on the other were struck as experimental pieces and never entered circulation. There is no date on the coin. Several other patterns, some with William and some with Mary, were also produced. Circulating coins show both William and Mary on one side.

These are generally rare pieces. The price goes up substantially with condition: the better the condition, the higher the price. They were struck in both silver and copper. Here are some approximate catalog values:

COPPER
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $300

SILVER
worn: $90 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $180
well preserved: $400

Use our Important Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 15913 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Peter Minett, Mon, 11-Nov-2013 21:46:39 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 12-Nov-2013 04:48:23 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Tue, 03-Nov-2015 00:00:53 GMT
Requester description: 1689 The coin is farthing sized 22/23 mm diameter. On one side it says MARIA II DEI GRA with a profile of Queen Mary. On the other it says GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA with a portrait of William of Orange. It was not made on a machine like a modern coin. Copper coloured (same colour as old uk pennies.
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