Coin - Threepence, Edward VI, England, Great Britain, 1551-1553 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 356

Silver coin; Denomination: Threepence
Royal Mint, London (Tower Mint)
Edward VI (1547-1553) Third Period

This coin has been gilded.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 21 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.588 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: 1551-1553 AD
Denomination: Threepence
Obverse Description: Crowned facing bust of the King dividing a rose and the denomination III, wearing an ermine robe and the collar of the Garter, within a bead circle; around, (mm. tun) EDVVARD VI D G AG FR Z HIB REX
Reverse Description: Royal shield, quartered with the arms of England and France on a cross fourchee; around outside a double circle, (mm. tun) POSVI DEV ADIVTORE MEV (translation: I have made God my helper)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King Edward VI, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London

The Royal Mint was in the Tower of London at the time this coin was struck and is usually referred to as the Tower Mint
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  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 2485 Pages

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