Queen Anne Silver Sixpence, After the Acts of Union, Large Lis 1711

Denomination: Silver sixpence

Period: Stuart family

Date: 1711

Origin: London mint

Condition: Almost very fine, small flan flaw at edge

Obverse: Profile bust, left, ANA DEI GRATIA

Reverse: Cruciform arms with large lis, MAG BRIT FR ET HIB REG date above

Size and Weight: 2.97g, 21mm

References: Spink 3619

Features and Provenance: Anne came to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1702 on the death of William III. Under the Acts of Union, Scotland joined England to form Great Britain in 1707.  She was already married to the Prince of Denmark but sadly due to ill health she had many miscarriages and none of her children survived her. The one bright spark in her life was her great friendship with Sarah Churchill (Duchess of Marlborough), she even gave her the much esteemed position as the Groom of the Stool! But this friendship was later soured and Sarah took revenge by being more than disparaging about Anne in her memoirs; Anne died at the age of 49 in 1714.     

 

 

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