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1547 - 1553, EDWARD VI, AR Shilling, Struck 1551 - 1553 at London, England
Obverse: EDWARD:VI:D:G:AGL:FRA:Z:HIB(:R)EXY: Crowned facing bust of Edward VI head turned slightly to left. Tudor rose to left of bust and XII to right; mintmark Y, in legend after REX above.
Reverse: POSV(I) DEV:ADIVTORE:MEVM:Y. Square topped shield, bearing the arms of England and France, quartered by long cross fourchee; mintmark Y, in legend after MEVM.
Diameter: 33mm | Weight: 5.8gms | Die Axis: 2h | Holed
SPINK: 2482

In 1551 Edward VI issued a new fine silver coinage, his previous silver issues having been very debased. The sixpence denomination was first introduced at this time. It was similar to the new shilling above in having a facing portrait of the king with a tudor rose to the left, but the denomination value to the right of the King's portrait was VI on the sixpence instead of the XII seen on the shilling.
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Mat  [Oct 16, 2018 at 01:30 PM]
Nice, my shilling of his is also holed.
quadrans  [Oct 16, 2018 at 05:36 PM]
Nice one
Potator II  [Oct 18, 2018 at 06:16 AM]
I wouldn't mind at all having one like that, well done !
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