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United Kingdom, Victoria, 20 June 1837 - 22 January 1901
Withdrawn "Shield in Garter" type. This is the first 1887 sixpence reversetype, with a crowned shield enclosed by the Garter with the date below. This type was soon withdrawn. Its likeness to the gold half-sovereign opened an easy opportunity to use gold plating for fraud. The sixpence reverse was replaced with the crown over value in wreathreverse. UK87441. Silver sixpence, SCBC 3928, AU, weight 2.836 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 0o, Tower mint, 1887; obverseVICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITT REGINA F: D: (Victoria, by the grace of God, Queen of the British Territories, Defender of the Faith), small head, Jubilee bust left, crowned, veiled and draped, small JEB (designer's initials: Joseph Edgar Boehm) below neck truncation; reverse crowned shield with arms, in garter inscribed HONI SOIT QVI MAL Y PENSE (shamed be he who thinks evil of it), 18-87 below; ex Moneta Numismatic Services; $90.00 (Ä76.50)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom - Decimal Issues
Standard catalogue of British coins by denomination. A second edition to the 2015 catalogue due to the quantity of commemorative issues released in 2015.BK12931. Coins of England & the United Kingdom - Decimal Issues, Spink, 2016, 173 pages, color illustrated, paperback, new; $5.00 (Ä4.25)
England, Elizabeth I, 1558 - 1603
At twenty-five years old, Elizabeth inherited a weak bankrupt nation, torn by religious discord. Her supporters counseled that her only hope, was to marry quickly and lean upon her husband. Instead, she ruled alone for nearly half a century, driven by her genuine love for her subjects. She is perhaps the greatest English monarch in history.UK77517. Silver sixpence, Borden-Brown 37 (O1/R1), North 2030, SCBC 2599, gVF, toned, weight 3.083 g, maximum diameter 25.1 mm, milled coinage, lis mint mark, Tower mint, 1567; obverse ELIZABETH ∑ Dí ∑ Gí ∑ ANGí ∑ FRAí ∑ ET ∑ HIí ∑ REGIí (Elizabeth, by the Grace of God, Queen of England, France and Ireland), crowned bust left (Borden & Brown bust F), rose behind; reverse POSVI DEVí ∑ AD IVTORE M ∑ MEVí ∑ (I have made God my helper), royal coat-of-arms (passant lions and fleurs-de-lis) on long cross fourchťe, ∑15-67∑ above shield; ex CNG e-auction 247 (12 Jan 2011), lot 751; scarce; SOLD
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