William & Mary, halfpenny, 1692, (S6597) Edge flaw, good very fine and scarce

O’Brien Coin Guide: Irish ‘Regal Halfpennies’ of William & Mary

In 1660, the crown prince (later James II) married Anne Hyde, daughter of Charles II’s chief minister and they had two surviving children, Mary and Anne (both raised as Protestants) but in 1669, Prince James converted to Catholicism and took a stand against a number of anti-Catholic moves, including the Test Act of 1673. This…