ELIZABETH I, FIRST ISSUE SILVER SHILLING, WIRE LINES, EX. LINGFORD

ELIZABETH I, FIRST ISSUE SILVER SHILLING, WIRE LINES, EX. LINGFORD

Code: 10643

£3,500.00
 

Elizabeth I, First Issue Silver Shilling
Tower mint, London, mint mark Lis (1558-60)
Obverse: Large crowned bust (1B) facing left, plain dress between beaded straps, with Latin legend and wire line inner circles surrounding, small Zs: ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA Z HIB REG
Reverse: long cross fourchée over square shield, with Latin legend and wire line inner circles surrounding: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEVM
S.2548; N.1985; Brown & Comber 1B
5.96 grams, 32 mm in diameter
Lightly toned, practically very fine, extremely rare.

Provenance:
Purchased via Baldwin 1981.

Ex. H.M. Lingford Collection, bought en bloc by Baldwin in 1951 (With ticket in his hand stating bought March 1949).