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Edward VI, Silver Shilling, Y Initial Mark, 1551

Denomination: Silver shilling

Period: Tudor

Date: 1551, third issue

Origin: London (tower) mint

Condition: Fine

Obverse: Crowned bust facing slightly left, rose to left, XII (denomination) to right, Y EDWARD VI D G AGL FRA Z hIB

Reverse: Square-topped shield of arms over long cross fourchee, POSVI DEV A DIVTOR MEV

Size and Weight: 32mm, 5.99

References: Sear 2482

Features and Provenance: Ex Lingford Collection, previously bt. Baldwin's. 

Edward was the only legitimate son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour. He came to the throne in 1547 but for the first few years of his reign he used the coins of his father or with his image on them and then eventually added those with his own image. The silver used had been debased by his father until in was in a very poor state and this was continued during Edward's short reign, so much so, that there are very few high grade coins. He died in 1553, possibly tuberculosis.


Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades in-between

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear, all parts of legend etc present, visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of legend etc present, but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible






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