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Elizabeth I Sixpence 1601, scarce date


Mint mark number 1.


Queen Elizabeth I, 1558-1603.

The House of Tudor.

Silver Hammered Coinage. Seventh Issue, 1601-2.

1601 Sixpence,  mint mark 1 . Scarce date to obtain in decent grades.

Obverse: Crowned bust to the left with rose behind.

Legend: ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HIB REGINA* (Elizabeth by the Grace of God Queen of England France and Ireland.)

Reverse: Square topped shield over long cross fourchee dividing the legend. Date above.

Legend: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV 11601. (I have made God my helper.)

Catalogue: Spink# 2585.

Tower mint, London.

Silver, 0.925, 2.80g, 25mm.

Grade: aFine, some clipping.

Obverse: Well worn with light scratches and old stain.

Reverse: Well worn, struck slightly of center with scratches.



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