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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 (P&P FREE to Uk, other locations please ask)

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

Tudor Special - Elizabeth I, Silver Sixpence, 1561, Pheon (Arrowhead) Initial Mark#4

 

 

Obverse: Crowned bust left, with a delightful example of the Tudor rose behind, ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA

Reverse: Long cross over shield of arms, small shield, date above

Grade: F+/VF

Prov: Ex DNW, previously from the collection of Walter Wilkinson, comes with old ticket

25mm, 2.8g

Ref: S2561, N1997

 

£95 SOLD

 

Elizabeth I (1558-1603) Silver Penny , Cross-Crosslet Mint Mark, 1560-1, London Mint #1

 

Obverse: Crowned bust of Elizabeth, left, beaded inner circle, colon stops 

Reverse: large shield, legend reads E D G ROSA SINE SPINA

Without rose or date, second issue

0.48g, 16mm

Grade: Very fine, portrait a little weak, a small nick to edge. A rarity, being so small,they were often lost!

Ref: S2558, N 1988

Prov: ex DNW, previously Walter Wilkinson Collection

 

 

£65 SOLD

Elizabeth I, Silver Threepence or 3d, 1569, Coronet Initial Mark

 

Obverse: Crowned bust of Elizabeth, left, rose behind head

Reverse: Flat-topped shield with long cross and date, legend reads: [POSVI] DEV.AD IVTORE [M.MEV]

Grade: Fine, reverse slightly off flan, portrait discernible. A slightly rarer denomination.

1.36g, 19mm

Ref: S2566

 

£80 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, 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)

Elizabeth I, Silver Halfgroat or 2d, Crescent Initial Mark, 6th Issue, 1587-9

 

Obverse: Crowned head of Elizabeth, left, two denomination pellets behind head, no rose or date 

Reverse: Flat-topped shield of arms, with long cross, CIVI TAS LON DON legend

17mm, 0.94

Grade: Fine+, slight wrinkle, portrait weak but discernible

Ref: S2579

 

£60 SOLD

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

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