1799 Ayrshire, Ayr; William Fullarton, Restrike Pattern Halfcrown, D&H 5 bis I, struck in silver. This piece, sold at DNW in 2014 and described as being struck by Mathew Young from dies by Milton before 1830 since there is no cud present. Later strikes were made later in the 19th century by Taylor, with the cud believed to have been added deliberately as not to be mistaken for regal coinage. Much has been written by Dykes and Manville which is highly recommended for anyone interested in the series. This piece, with trifling spot on the reverse at the left of the Hanoverian shield, otherwise beautifully toned and virtually as struck. Extremely rare.
Rarity – RRR
UK Grade – Virtually as struck
US Grade – Gem Uncirculated
Provenance: Ex-DNW Auction 01 October 2014, lot 526 (hammer £920 less b/p); bt Mark Rasmussen Summer fixed price list 17, 2009 – item 545