Edward III Gold Quarter-Noble of One Shilling and Eight Pence
Fourth coinage, 1351-77, Treaty period, 1361-69.
Mintmark Cross Potent, Tower mint London.
Obverse: Quartered shield of arms in tressure of eight arcs, trefoils on cusps, with Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding: EDWARDxx DEIxx GRAxx REXxx AnGL'+
Reverse: Lis in central compartment of ornate cross with lis terminals, lion over trefoil in each angle, all within beaded and linear tressure of eight arcs, with Latin legend and beaded border surrounding: EXALTABITVRxx Inxx GLORIA +
1.99 grams, 21 mm x 19 mm in diameter.
An absolutely outstanding specimen, much as struck, on a very large full flan with crisp detail and a splendid lustrous tone.
Has been graded and slabbed by NGC as MS65 * Top of the population, with only one other graded as MS65, none graded higher off this type with either PCGS or NGC.
NGC Certification number: 6322351-001.