England (1584-86) angel Fr-211

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 NYINC sale, lot 40301
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This specimen was lot 40301 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $7,800. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Angel, ND (1584-86). Elizabeth I (1558-1603). PCGS MS-62 Gold Shield. Escallop mint mark. Sixth issue where there was a slight increase in fineness from 0.994 to 0.995 "Fine" gold. Decent strike with complete legends, though portions are slightly muddled. An attractive example with fierce sunset orange peripheral tone."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 5.18 g (80 grains), .995 fine gold, this specimen 5.15 gms.

Catalog reference: S-2531; North-2005; Fr-211.


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  • 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, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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