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Coin - Shilling, Edward VI, 1550-1553 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 347

Silver coin; Denomination: Shilling
Royal Mint, London (Tower Mint) or Southwark Mint
Edward VI (1547-1553) Third Coinage

This was the first time a Denomination value (XII pence) appeared on English coinage.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 6.103 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: England
DateEra: 1550-1553 AD
Denomination: 1 Shilling
Obverse Description: Crowned bust of the King facing with rose at left and denomination in pence, XII, at right; around, (mm. Y) 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: Royal shield, quartered with the arms of England and France, on a cross fourchee; around, POSVI DEV ADIVITORE MEVM(mm. Y) (translation: I have made God my helper)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King Edward VI, England, Great Britain, 1550-1553
Mint: England, Great Britain

North gives the Y mint mark to the Tower Mint, Spink and Grueber to Southwark
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 2482 Pages
  2. [Book], J. North, English Hammered Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1963, North 1937 Pages
  3. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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