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Tudor - Elizabeth I

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Elizabeth I, Silver Sixpence, 1573,

Ermine Initial Mark

 

 

Obverse: Crowned bust, left, rose behind, ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA ET HI REGINA

Reverse: Long cross over royal shield, date above

Grade: AVF, slight discolouring from contact deposits, good silver

26mm, 2.63g

Ref: S2562, N1997

Note: Intermediate bust style 4B with ear showing.

 

 

 

£110 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first) #131

Tudor Special - Superb Example of an Elizabeth I, Silver Sixpence, 1568 (8 Inverted) Coronet MM, Bust 4B

 

 

Obverse: Crowned bust, left, rose behind, ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA ET HI REGINA

Reverse: Long cross over royal shield, date above, 8 inverted

Grade: VF+ 

Prov: Ex DNW from W Wilkinson collection, with 2 old tickets.

26mm, 2.99g

Ref: S2562, N1997

 

£275 SOLD

Tudor Special - Wonderful Example of an Elizabeth I , Silver Sixpence, 1561, Pheon MM, Bust 1F #2

 

 

Obverse: Crowned bust, left,rose behind, ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA ET HI REGINA

 

Reverse: Long cross over royal shield, date above

Grade: VF+ wonderful portrait, rose a little weak and slightly off flan but this does allow you to see the beaded edge which is often lost.

Prov: Ex DNW where estimated at £300. From W Wilkinson collection, with various old tickets.

27.5mm, 2.98g

Ref: S2560

 

£255 SOLD

 Elizabeth I, Silver Halfgroat, 1602, '2' Initial Mark, Last Year of Her Reign 

 

 

Obverse: Crowned bust left, with mark of denomination behind, beaded circle, 2.E.D.G.ROSA.SINE.SPINA (Elizabeth by the grace of God a rose without a thorn)

Reverse: Long cross over royal shield, no date, beaded circle, legend around CIVI TAS LON DON

Grade: F, good portrait for type, some loss to edges, slightly double struck

17mm, 0.85g

Ref: S2586

 

 

£95 SOLD #131

Elizabeth I, Silver Sixpence, 1561, Small 1F Bust, Pheon Mint Mark

 

Obv: ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA ET HI REGINA,Pheon mint mark, small 1F bust , rose behind

Rev: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV, long cross over coat of arms, date above.

 

Third and Fourth issue coin.

Grade VF with lovely portrait, date a little weak

26mm, 2.61g

 

£160 (+P&P, non-UK locations please ask first)

Elizabeth I, Silver Sixpence, 1567, Short Lion Initial Mark, London Mint

 

Obverse: Crowned bust of Elizabeth, left, rose behind. ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA

Reverse: Flat-topped shield of arms with long cross, date above, POSVI DEV AD IVTORE M MLV

Grade: VF, areas of weakness, almost complete flan

2.98g, 26mm

Ref: S 2562, N1997

Prov: Ex DNW, previously Walter Wilkinson collection

 

£165 (+ P&P, non-UK locations please ask for postage) 

 

Elizabeth I, Silver Shilling, Tun Mint Mark, 6th Issue, 1592-5

 

 

Obverse: Head of Elizabeth, left, no rose

Reverse: square topped shield of arms with long cross, no date.

30mm, 5.85g

Grade: Very Fine, good portrait although a little weak to the top. ELIZAB instead of the usual ELIZABETH.

 

 

 £190 (+P&P, non-UK locations please ask first)

Elizabeth I, Silver Shilling, 1584-86, Escallop Mint Mark

 

Obv: ELIZB D G ANG FRA ET BIB REGI, crowned bust left, escallop mint mark

 

Note: the normal legend for this coin should read ELIZAB, this is an unusual die varient.

 

Rev: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV, long cross over coat of arms.

 

This is a sixth issue coin, brought back to silver fineness by Elizabeth.

 

S2577, grade 'good fine'

31mm, 5.75g

 

£190 (+P&P)

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