Elizabethan Coins – Rare Silver Shilling – London 1560-61


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Heading: Elizabethan Coins – Rare Silver Shilling – London 1560-61

Denomination: Silver shilling

Period: Tudor

Date: 1560-1561

Origin: Tower mint. London

Condition: Almost very fine. good portrait. very good reverse. slight dent

Obverse: Crowned bust. left. without rose. ELIZABETH.D.G.ANG.FR.ET.HIB.REGINA mint mark cross crosslet

Reverse: Royal arms with long cross over. no date. legend around

Size and Weight: 32mm. 6.13g

References: Spink 2555A Scarce

Features and Provenance: Elizabeth reigned for 44 years. but never really should have taken the throne; fate. however. must have taken a hand in her destiny and it knew better than her father what she could achieve. There were numerous obstacles in her way: at that time only men were allowed to be monarchs. Henry’s young son Edward was the legitimate heir to the throne; there was also her elder sister; so she was third in line to the throne. There was also the problem that Henry (and later Edward) declared her illegitimate after the execution of her mother. Anne Boleyn.

It seemed everything was against her. After Henry’s death. Edward VI took the throne but only reigned for six years. dying at the age of fifteen. Mary. the next in line. only lasted five years. so it was left to Elizabeth to show them that a woman could be effective on the English throne. Ruling until 1603. she died at the age of 70.

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


Additional information

Weight50 g


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