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281vict
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« on: August 10, 2011, 03:52:39 am »

can any one help me with this one and give me a thumbs up as a real coin??
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2011, 04:47:56 am »

Size and weight please. Could be a six pence of Elizabeth I the Virgin Queen.
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281vict
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2011, 06:05:26 am »

width is about 26mm but not sure on weight will get it weighed
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2011, 06:36:59 am »

Benito is correct.  What you have is a Milled Sixpence (Seaby # 2596 - Mint Mark = Star) of Elizabeth I of England.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2011, 01:19:31 pm »

thanks
does old age mean a good price or are they common?
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2011, 03:04:55 pm »

They are generally common. The hole will detract considerably from the price.
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2011, 03:16:53 pm »

They are generally common. The hole will detract considerably from the price.

I'm not sure it detracts much. The milled silver coins see to me much more desirable than the crudely produced hand struck coins and I think tougher to find. I think it is lovely even with the ring.
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281vict
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2011, 12:28:10 am »

thanks for the feedback
yes i like it also
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2011, 10:59:08 am »


I'm not sure it detracts much. The milled silver coins see to me much more desirable than the crudely produced hand struck coins and I think tougher to find. I think it is lovely even with the ring.

yes the milled coinage is slightly scarcer than the hammered one. but this coin has a massive hole in it and this detracts quite a lot from the coin.

milled coins from this period regularly turn up and they tend to turn up in decent shape, while it s a lot more difficult to find a decent hammered lizzy coin.

as for the price i don t think it s worth a lot. 10-20GBP
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2011, 08:52:15 pm »

Actually the blemish on Elizabeth's cheek strikes me as much more important than the hole or the loop.  Elizabeth's portraits are often completely flat and featureless, so the most important feature in one of her coins is the attractiveness of the portrait, in my opinion.

In this case, where she resembles a squirrel that's just gobbled up a huge bunch of acorns, I'd step back and give a fairly modest offer for the coin.  Bit it IS a decent specimen - far better than most of her portraits, but with a distracting flaw.

Just my personal opinion...
 
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