England (160)1 1/2 crown

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 30617
England c1601 half crown rev H3029-30617.jpg

This specimen was lot 30617 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $4,406.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Elizabeth I (1558-1603) Halfcrown, '1' mm, struck 1601-02, AU50 NGC. A better example of this desirable type. The only defects are a couple of minor scratches on the reverse. The portrait of Elizabeth is surprisingly nice, with a good, even striking showing little wear. The legend is also very struck-up and the planchet itself large enough to show essentially all of the pellet outer-border to the legend. A piece that would fit in well with any collection."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: S-2583, KM 6.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [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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