Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Pound, Seventh issue, mintmark 1

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Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Pound, Seventh issue (1601-3) ‘Crown’ Gold coinage, mintmark 1 both sides (29th July 1601-14th May 1602), crowned bust left, inner toothed borders both sides, hair trailing loose…
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Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Pound, Seventh issue (1601-3) ‘Crown’ Gold coinage, mintmark 1 both sides (29th July 1601-14th May 1602), crowned bust left, inner toothed borders both sides, hair trailing loose behind, Queen wearing ruff and richly decorated dress, pellet stops, legend surrounds ELIZABETH DG ANG FRA ET HIB’ REGINA. Rev, crowned and garnished flat topped quartered coat of arms, E and R flanking, legend reads SCVTVM FIDEI PROTEGET EAM, 11.15g (S.2539; N.2008; BC.F24; Schneider 805: BC 2).

A fully centred strike with attractive bright toning, subtle mirrored surfaces in the eastern legend inscription, fields clear with the exception of some mild annealing flaws. A well struck and imposing bust, a little softness in parts of the dress, otherwise splendid. Reverse, marginally off centre, boasting a satiny tone, underlying red mint brilliance when held to good light. The quartered coat of arms displaying little distortion in the first quarter fleur de lis emblems, otherwise executed with pin point clarity. Good very fine, scarce.

Specification

Period 1558 - 1603
Date 1601-02
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Pounds

Coin Ruler

Elizabeth I

Country

England

Coin House

House of Tudor

Metal

Gold

Mint Mark

'1'

Weight 11.15 g

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