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1578 Elizabeth I Hammered Silver Threepence MM Plain Cross

1578 Elizabeth I Hammered Silver Threepence mm ‘Greek cross’ Reverse

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An attractive hammered silver Threepence of Queen Elizabeth the First with a Plain Cross mint mark. Dated 1578, from the Queen’s 5th issue, struck at the Tower mint, London. The obverse features the crowned bust of the queen facing left without the rose behind. The reverse shows a long cross quartering a shield of royal arms with the date above the shield. Elizabeth I’s coinage is popular with collectors because of the range of denominations, issues and mint marks. This coin would make a nice addition to any Elizabethan collection. Spink 2573.
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Obverse

5th Issue. Regular crown bust of Elizabeth I facing left, with rose behind. Legend: 'ELIZABETH : D : G : ANG FR · ET : HI · REGINA'. Mint mark: Plain Cross.

Reverse

Long cross fourchee over square toped shield of royal arms with date (1578) over. Legend: 'POSVI DEV : ADIVTOREM · MEV'. Mint mark: Plain Cross.

Grade

AF - A mid tone on a full flan with reasonable clear legends and bust details. Shield a little weak in areas, otherwise approaching Fine.

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