England (1585-87) angel Fr-211

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Ponterio sale 176, lot 20108
Eng c1585 angel rev P176-20108.jpg

This specimen was lot 20108 in Ponterio sale 176 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $9,988. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Elizabeth I, 1558-1603. Angel, ND (1585-87). Escallop. St. Michael spearing dragon. Rv. Ship with shield at center. A gorgeous Elizabeth Angel that exhibits frosty, natural luster and only some trivial legend weakness here and there. Essentially as made and a perfect type coin. Very Fine Plus. Ex: Seaby, 1985." This angel was tariffed at six shillings and eight pence (one third of a pound).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: gold, 80 grains, this specimen 76.6 grains.

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


  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Bruce Roland Hagen, Ponterio sale 176: The Thos. H. Law Collection of English Gold Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.
  • 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.

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