Elizabeth I 012505

Elizabeth I 012505
Elizabeth I 'Tower Mint' Gold Half Pound
Gold, 4.82 grams; 30.03 mm. Second Coinage; 1560-1561 AD. Obverse: profile bust left with legend +ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA ET HIB REGINA and ‘Cross Crosslet’ mintmark. Reverse: shield of arms having ‘E’ to left, ‘R’ to right and crown over with legend +SCVTVM FIDEI PROTEGET EAM (the shield of faith shall protect her). S. 2520; N. 1982. Tiny filled crack otherwise very fine and better, a lovely example with an excellent bust. This coin was published in Stamp and Coin Mart in October 2009, and was featured on the front cover.
 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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