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Tudor - Elizabeth I

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

Elizabeth I (1558-1603) Silver Penny , Cross-Crosslet Mint Mark, 1560-1, London Mint #2

 

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

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

Without rose or date, second issue

0.48g, 15mm

Grade: Fine/Very fine, obverse a little corroded and scuffed, often the case with these small denominations. A rarity, being so small it was often lost!

Ref: S2558, N 1988

Prov: Ex DNW, previously Walter Wilkinson collection

 

£55 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

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

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

Elizabeth I, Silver Sixpence, 1573, Ermine Initial Mark, ?Used as Touch Piece

 

 

Obverse: Crowned head of Elizabeth, left, rose behind

From third and fourth issue coins. Intermediate bust 4B with ear showing.

Reverse: Flat-topped shield or arms and long cross, date above

Grade: Weak portrait, reverse better. Interestingly, it has been holed twice, the first, casually pieced, has given way so the owner has made a more deliberate hole the second time. May have been worn as a touch piece, for luck or to show allegiance.

24mm, 3.12g, S2562

Prov: Ex Lockdales

 

£55 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

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 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 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

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 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

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