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577290
577290. SOLD $12500

TUDOR. Edward VI. 1547-1553. AR Halfcrown (35mm, 15.11 g, 1h). Third period; Fine Silver issue. Tower (London) mint; im: tun . Dated 1553. (tun) : ЄDWΛRD’· VI : D’· G’· ΛGL’· FRΛn’· Z : hIB’· RЄX :, Edward, armored and holding sword, on caparisoned horse right; 1553 below / (tun) POSVI DЄV’· Λ DIVTOR Є’· mЄV’·, coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée. Morreison, “The Silver Coins of Edward VI,” in BNJ 12 (1916), p. 167 and pl. VI, 5 (this coin illustrated); North 1836; SCBC 2481. Richly toned, a few scratches. VF. Very rare and among the finest of the eight specimens stated to be in private hands.


Ex Patrick Finn FPL 14 (1998), no. 270; H.W. Morreison (Sotheby & Co., 20 November 1933), lot 287; G. Deakin (Christie’s, 13 February 1889), lot 6; R. W. Marsham (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 19 November 1888), lot 414.