Edward VI (1547-53), Shilling, second period, 2nd issue, Tower, mintmark pheon (1549)

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Edward VI (1547-53), Shilling, second period, 2nd issue, Tower, mintmark pheon (1549), normal legends, bust 3, lozenge stops, King facing right within inner linear circle, legend reads EDWARD VI D…
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Description

Edward VI (1547-53), Shilling, second period, 2nd issue, Tower, mintmark pheon (1549), normal legends, bust 3, lozenge stops, King facing right within inner linear circle, legend reads EDWARD VI D G AGL FRA Z HIB REX. Rev, garnished quartered coat of arms, e and r flanking, legend surrounds TIMOR DOMINI FONS VITE MDXLIX, lozenge stops, 5.26g (S.2466; N1917/1).

Struck on a marginally irregular flan common for the type, old cabinet toning with underlying amber mint undertones. Legends generally legible with some fade to the eastern obverse script, reflected in the same region on reverse. Portrait well executed, impressive detail to the King’s hair and profile, the buttons to tunic in visible. Reverse, some softness to strike around the garnished shield. Very fine for issue, portrait pleasing, recorded as scarce, nearer rare in today’s market.

Ex Steve Beach, bought 1981

Specification

Period 1547 - 1553
Date 1549
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Shillings

Coin Ruler

Edward VI

Country

England

Coin House

House of Tudor

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

Pheon/ Tower mint

References S.2466; N1917/1
Weight 5.26 g

Provenance

Ex Steve Beach, bought 1981

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