England 1551 crown

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 23947
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23947 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description[1] noted, "Edward VI (1547-53) Crown 1551, VF25 NGC, a handsomely toned and fairly sharp example of this classic, first English crown to feature an armored rider riding on an armored steed." Davenport notes this issue of 1551-53 as the first and only English crown of the sxiteenth century. It was struck at the Tower and Southwark mints.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: S-2478, Dav-8245.


  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3020, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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