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Coin - Shilling, Edward VI, Great Britain, 1551 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 25584

Silver coin; Denomination: Shilling
Southwark Mint, London
Edward VI (1547-1553) Third Coinage, base silver

The base silver Third Coinage of Edward VI, was the first issue on which a date appeared on English coinage. The date is in Latin numerals. This coin is dated MDLI (1551).
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.201 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: England
DateEra: 1551 AD
Denomination: 1 Shilling
Obverse Description: Crowned bust of the King facing right; around, (mm. lis) EDVVARD VI D G AGL FRA Z HIB REX (translation: Edward VI by the Grace of God King of England, France and Ireland)
Reverse Description: Garnished oval Royal shield, quartered with the arms of England and France, dividing the letters ER; around, (mm lis) TIMOR DOMINI FONS VITAE MDLI (translation: The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life 1551). Double striking in area of date.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King Edward VI, England, Great Britain, 1551
Mint: Southwark (Mint), London, England, Great Britain, 1551
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 2473A Pages
  2. [Book], J. North, English Hammered Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1963, North 1944 Pages

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