England (1594-96) shilling

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 33001
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This specimen was lot 33001 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $600. The catalog description[1] noted, "Elizabeth I (1558-1603) Shilling ND (1594-96) XF45 PCGS, Tower mint. Struck slightly off-center, but with strong legends, and a gorgeous display of hues ranging from crimson and gold on the obverse to iridescent blues on the reverse." This type was part of the sixth issue[2] of 1582-1600 and was the first shilling minted since 1560-61. The woolpack mintmark was used 1594-96.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: .925 fine silver, 96 grains.

Catalog reference: S-2577.


  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • [2]Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.

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