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Coin - Sixpence, Queen Anne, England, Great Britain, 1703 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 681

Summary:
Silver coin; Denomination: sixpence
Royal Mint, London
Queen Anne (1702-1714)

The legend reads as a single title from obverse to reverse and translates "Anne by the Grace of God Queen of Great Britain, France and Ireland". The word VIGO below the bust records that this coin was struck with metal captured from the Spanish at Vigo Bay.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 21 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.021 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: England
DateEra: 1711 AD
Denomination: Sixpence
Obverse Description: Bust of Anne left; around, ANNA DEI GRATIA; below, VIGO
Reverse Description: Crowned shields - with arms of England,Scotland, Ireland and France forming a cross shape with the badge of the Star of the Garter at the centre; around, MAG BR FRA ET HIB REG 1703, the date being divided by a crown.
Edge Description: Diagonal milling ///
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Queen Anne, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Artist: John Croker - Royal Mint, London
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3590 Pages

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