Elizabeth I Hammered Gold Pound of Twenty Shillings
Third 'Restoration' Coinage, Sixth issue (1583-1600)
mint mark Woolpack (1594-6).
Obverse: Crowned and elaborately decorated bust facing left, with Latin legend and outer beaded border surrounding: ELIZABETH • D .' G .' ANG .' FRA .' ET • HIB .' REGINA •
Reverse: Crowned square-topped and lightly garnished shield dividing E-R, with Latin legend and outer beaded border surrounding: SCVTVM • FIDEI • PROTEGET • EAM •
Schneider 799; N.2008; S.2534.
11.20 grams, 39 mm in diameter.
Well struck on a very large full broad flan, beautifully centred dies, practically extremely fine, with hints of residual reddish tone in recesses.
Has been graded and slabbed by NGC as AU 58.
NGC Certification number: 6317837-001.
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