England (1600-01) crown Fr-216

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Ponterio sale 176, lot 20116
Eng c1600 crown rev P176-20116.jpg

This specimen was lot 20116 in Ponterio sale 176 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $11,750. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Elizabeth I, 1558-1603. Crown, ND (1600-01). 0. Crowned bust left with flowing hair and ornate dress. Rv. Crowned square topped shield; ‘E’ and ‘R’ flanking. A tough type to find, perhaps a sleeper rarity. A well-made example with great details and complete legends on both sides. Another ideal type coin from this important cabinet. Very Fine. Ex: Spink, 1982." The gold pound (Fr-214) was twenty shillings. Its divisions were the half pound (ten shillings, Fr-215), crown (five shillings, shown here) and half crown (two and a half shillings, Fr-217), all in gold. This is a sixth issue.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: gold, 45 grains.

Catalog reference: S-2536; North-2010; Fr-216.


  • 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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