Elizabeth I (1558-1603). Pattern Pledge of a Penny, 1601, struck in silver, crowned ¾ facing bust left of Queen in ornate dress and ruff , legend commences upper right, +THE .*.. PLEDGE * OF+ beaded circle surrounding. Rev, inverted die axis, crowned Elizabeth monogram, date and pellet either side of crown, legend surrounding with beaded circle, .A. PENNY. Edge plain, 2.23g (Peck 3 VR; N.2051).
Toned unevenly, small scratch to left of bust in field, otherwise almost extremely fine, very rare.