England 1557 6 pence

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Sincona sale 43, lot 2249
This specimen was lot 2249 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 570 CHF (about US$680 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"GREAT BRITAIN, Königreich, Philipp und Mary, 1554-1558 Sixpence 1557. London. Selten. Fast sehr schön. (kingdom of England, Philip and Mary, 1554-58, sixpence of 1557, London mint. Rare, About very fine.)"
This type was struck 1555 (without mintmark) and 1557 (lis mintmark) and is scarce, like most of the coinage of the reign.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: .925 fine silver, this specimen 2.95 g.

Catalog reference: Seaby 2506.


  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.
  • 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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