Coin - Halfgroat, Elizabeth I, Great Britain, 1567-1570 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 393

Silver coin; Denomination: Halfgroat
Tower Mint, London
Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603)

A halfgroat is a twopence coin.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 18 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 0.927 g (Weight)

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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: Hammered
DateEra: 1567-1570 AD
Denomination: Halfgroat
Obverse Description: Crowned bust of the queen facing left in ruff and embroided dress; around, (mm coronet) ELIZABETH D G AN FR ET HI REGINA (worn)
Reverse Description: At centre within a beaded circle, cross fourchee quartered with the arms of France (1 & 4) and England (2 & 3); around, (mm coronet) POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV (translation, I have made God my helper)
Edge Description: plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth I, 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
  1. [Book], J. North, English Hammered Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1963, North 1999 Pages
  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 2567 Pages

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