Edward VI, Gold Sovereign, 1549-1550
Edward VI (1547-1553), Gold Sovereign, second period (January 1549-April 1550), crowned seated figure of King on throne with cherub supporters, holding orb and sceptre, linear circle surrounding, initial mark Y both sides, Roman lettering in legends with lozenge pellet stops, .EDWARD; VI: DEI: GRA’. AGL’. FRAN’. ET: HIBER’: REX., outer beaded circle both sides, rev die axis at 10 o’clock, crown over quartered shield of arms supported by crowned lion to left, griffin to right, ER on large scrolled banner below, linear circle surrounding, beaded circles surrounding, .IHS’. AVTE’. TRANSIENS: PER: MEDIV’. ILLORV’. IBAT., 11.13g (Schneider 684; N.1906; S.2433).
Weakly struck at centre both sides though on a broad flan, otherwise lightly toned, a bold very fine with a good face on the boy King.