England (1560-61) shilling

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Stack's Bowers 2016 ANA sale, lot 22413
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Stack's Bowers 2017 ANA sale, lot 22445
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The first specimen was lot 22413 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $493.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Shilling, ND (1560-61). Elizabeth I (1558-1603). PCGS EF-40 Secure Holder. Second issue with bust 3C and Martlet mintmarks on both sides. Well struck with good detail and bold legends nearly all the way around. Only mild wear and no major flattening to the devices and somewhat conservatively graded. Nicely toned with light blue hues visible when the coin is turned in the light." The second specimen was lot 22445 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $493.50. The catalog description[2] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Shilling, ND (1582-83). Elizabeth I (1558-1603). PCGS EF-45 Secure Holder. Bold portrait, full legends on both sides. Toned and quite attractive."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: .925 fine silver, 96 grains.

Catalog reference: S-2555; N-1985.


  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017

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