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Edward VI, Fine Issue Silver Shilling (1547-1553)
Fine Silver issue, 1551-1553
Tower mint, London, mint mark: Tun
Obverse: Crowned facing bust of the young King, Rose in left field, value XII in right, with beaded inner and outer circles (both sides) and Latin legend surrounding: EDWARD VI D’ G’ AGL’ FRA’ Z HIB’ REX
Reverse: Coat-of-arms with long cross fourchée, with Latin legend surrounding: POSVI DEV’ ADIVTORE’ MEV’
6.2 grams, 33 mm in diameter.
A bold good very fine/ nearly extremely fine, struck on a large full size round flan. Very attractively toned with bluish- purple iridescent hues on the coins surface. A superb portrait, much better than usually encountered on this issue. Scarce in such a pleasing state of preservation.