Mary (1553-54), Gold Angel, Class I, St Michael spearing dragon right, linear circle and legend surrounding with annulet stops both sides, mint mark pomegranate, legend surrounds MARIA DG ANG FRA Z HIB REGI retrograde z. Rev, quartered shield of arms, ship sailing right, M and rose flanking shield, legend reads A DNO FACTV EST ISTVD Z EST MIRABI, 5.12g (S.2490; N.1958; Schneider 714).
Well struck on a full flan, with legible legends both sides, about extremely fine for issue, reverse better. A much sought-after piece in the one year sole reign of Mary.
Ex. Mark Rasmussen, accompanied with a supporting ticket.