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Code: 10513

Elizabeth I Gold Milled Half Pound of ten shillings
Milled issue (1561-70)
BNJ 1983, obverse 3, reverse 1 *(This coin noted)
Obverse: Fine style crowned bust in elaborate dress facing left, mint mark star, with Latin legend and outer toothed border surrounding; *ELIZABETH. D.G. ANG. FRA. ET. HIB. REGINA
Reverse: Crowned quartered shield of arms, frosted inner band to the crown, E in left field, R in right, with Latin legend and outer toothed border surrounding:  .*SCVTVM. FIDEI. PROTEGET. EAM.
5.67 grams, 31 mm in diameter
S.2543; N2019/3; Schneider 758; Borden and brown 3. (Borden and Brown noted 8 specimens from these dies, with a total of just 45 known from all dies.
Struck on the "new" milled machinery, by the Frenchman Elloye Mestrelle.
Practically extremely fine, struck on a large full milled flan showing a superb portrait and a deep reddish golden tone, with a reverse die cud at 10 o’clock, Rare.
Has been slabbed and graded by NGC as AU58, which in our opinion is under graded!
NGC Certification number: 6028853-003

Ex. London coins auction 2nd June 2013 (Lot 11078)
Ex. The Tom May Collection, Spink/Noble Sale, Sydney, Australia 17th-19th April 2012 (Lot 2918) 
Ex. Sheffield Collection, Spink/Noble sale 43, (Lot 2703)
Ex. Seaby Coin and Medal Bulletin June 1981, (EG 42)
Ex. N.C. Jany 1974 (198).