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Tudor - Elizabeth I

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Elizabeth I, Silver Penny, 1582-4, 'A' Mint Mark

 

 

Obverse: Head of Elizabeth, left, no rose

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

Ref: S2580

Grade: Fine, good for type

14mm, 0.4g

One of the smallest coins in the reign, and therefore relatively rare, as it was easily lost!

 

£35 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)

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 Sixpence, 1561, 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 good portrait, almost a complete flan and great reverse, light graffiti on obverse.

26mm, 2.77g

 

£170 SOLD

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)

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)

Elizabeth I, Milled Sixpence, 1562, Star Mint Mark

 

Obv: Tall narrow bust with plain dress, facing left, large rose to right,  ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA ET HI REGINA

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

 

This stunning piece is one of the first examples of the milled process rather than hammered coinage, but was not introduced continually until Charles II took the throne. 

26mm, 2.94g

Grade VF+

£220 SOLD

Elizabeth I Silver Threepence with Rose and Date

 

Possible englatine mint mark and date vague but looks like 1575. Portrait faint but discernible.

19mm, 1.22g

S2566

 

  £30 SOLD

Elizabeth I Milled Silver Sixpence, 1562, Star Mint Mark

 

S2596 broad bust and decorated dress.

26mm, 3g

The first attempt at milled coinage was during the Tudor period, a numismatic milestone.

AVF

 

£135  SOLD

Elizabeth I, Silver Shilling, Escallop, 1584-6

 

Although this has a weak strike or portrait is worn, the legend is unusual as it reads ELIZB instead of ELIZAB! 

The reverse is better. Overall, a well centred and nicely shaped coin.

31mm, 5.6g

 

 £60  SOLD

Elizabeth I, Shilling, Escallop, 1584-6

 

Here the legend is the usual ELIZAB. Scratches to obverse, nice reverse.

Good reverse and well-centred coin.

 

31mm, 5.53g

 

  £65  SOLD

Elizabeth I, Shilling, Martlet, 1560-61

 

Here we have the normal legend of ELIZABETH and second issue, martlet mint mark. Rather scratched (? contemporary vandalism) but still a lovely coin.

Reverse

 

31mm, 6g

 

  £55  SOLD

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