- Both the finest graded and finest known example of the issue, as well as the SPINK plate coin for the type.
- Struck to a higher quality than all other examples featuring a unique level of detail and a specimen-like nature.
- Accompanied by a staggering provenance of the most illustrious collections, including Montagu and Slaney, with records dating to 1887
Second laureate bust left, with flowing hair; elephant and castle below; IACOBVS · II · DEI · GRATIA [James II, by the grace of God].
Crowned, cruciform shields; sceptres in angles, with French fleur-de-lis struck over Irish harp, and Irish harp struck over French fleur-de-lis; date above, bisected by crown; · MAG · BR · FRA · ET · HIB REX · [King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland].
ex. Slaney Collection, SPINK 3024, lot 70, 15th May 2003.
ex. A.H. Baldwin & Sons, 1951, purchased by Slaney.
ex. Dr E.C. Carter Collection, purchased en bloc by A.H. Baldwin & Sons, 1950.
ex. Lieut. Col. T.G. Carter Collection, purchased by SPINK, 1936.
ex. B.M.S Roth Collection, Sotheby, lot 349, 19th July 1917.
ex. H. Montagu Collection, Sotheby, third portion, lot 842, 13th November 1896.
ex. W. Brice of Clifton Collection, purchased en bloc by H. Montagu, 1887.