|Author||Royal Numismatic Society|
|Publisher||General Books LLC|
|Publication Date||January 15, 2012|
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1855. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 220 XXVI. NOTE ON THE NEW SHILLING OP QUEEN ANNE. I Have been much interested by the paper of Mr. Gibbs in the last number of the Numismatic Chronicle, on an unpublished Shilling of Queen Anne, dated 1707, with a star below the head. It is remarkable that no specimen of this coin has, so far as I know, been seen as yet in Edinburgh. I am not, however, altogether satisfied by the explanation which Mr. Gibbs has given of this coin. I may mention, in passing, that Mr. Ruddiman (Introduction to the Diplomata, p. 231 of the Translation, 12mo., Edin. 1782) says nothing as to the latter end of 1707, which expression is due to Mr. Ruding. Ruddiman, after mentioning the calling in of the old money in 1707, says, "the next summer... they ordered the forty-shilling pieces to be again issued out of the banks." Mr. Gibbs considers, if I understand him correctly, the coins which have a star below the head, to be part of the second coinage, struck after the attempted invasion, those with 1707 and the star being struck some time before the 2fth March, 1708, N. S., which would, of course, in O. S. be in the year 1707. Those coins, then, with 1708 and the star must, of course, be struck after this time, or in what would be 1708 either in old or new style. It seems to me, however, that it is difficult, in this system, to point out when the coins with 1708 were struck, as these, being without the star, would appear to belong to the coinage struck from the money at first called in, in the same way as those of 1707 without star. The coins of 1708 without a star cannot belong to the period between the 1st Jan., 1708, N. S., and the 25th March, 1708, N. S., since this period, which, according to O. S. formed part of 1707, is already occupied by the coins pointed out by Mr. Gibbs with 1...