Anne (1702-14), Crown, 1713, Roses and Plumes, third draped bust facing left, toothed border surrounding both sides, legend reads ANNA DEI GRATIA. Rev, post-union crowned cruciform shields, roses and plumes in alternate angles, eight strings to Irish harp, garter star at centre within sunburst, date flanking top crown, legend surrounding MAG BRI FR ET HIB REG, edge inscription +DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI DVODECIMO (S.3603; ESC.109; Bull 1349).
An elegantly toned example of the third bust ‘roses and plumes’ type, intricate wavy striations in all portions of the hair, without any of the standard wear to the high points. Struck on a full and imposing flan, light flecking mainly on obverse, a few adjustment marks in the portrait, a common trait in the whole series of Anne five shilling pieces; minimal surface markings or nicks, a couple of die breaks occurring in the minting process. Reverse, punch perfect die execution, very well centred; the roses showing their inner petal definition, toothed border evenly placed, prooflike fields. Uncirculated, or thereabouts.