Elizabeth I, 1562 Milled Sixpence, Plain Dress, mm Star, Borden & Brown 23 O4/R4, S.2594, N.2025/2

£180.00

1562 England, Elizabeth I, Milled Sixpence, Plain Dress, mm Star, Borden & Brown 23 O4/R4, S.2594, N.2025/2
A nice example of this Elizabethan milled coin struck on an overweight flan.

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1562 England, Elizabeth I, Milled Sixpence, Plain Dress, mm Star, Borden & Brown 23 O4/R4, S.2594, N.2025/2

A nice example of this Elizabethan milled coin struck on an overweight flan. Struck from the die pair listed in Borden & Brown, The Milled Coinage Of Elizabeth I, British Numismatic Journal 53 as Type 23, Obverse 4/Reverse 4. Worn but reasonably well detailed. Adjustment marks, striking weakness, and spreading at rim are noted, consistent with an overweight flan. XRF testing shows that the alloy is 93.41% silver and 5.30% copper. Weight 3.61g.

O: ELIZABETH DG ANG FRA ET HIB REGINA. Small bust with plain dress facing left, a rose behind.
R: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV. Square topped shield over long cross fourchee dividing the legend. Date above.

I would grade this coin Fine (Sheldon VF25) I have provided high-resolution close up photos so you can decide on a grade for yourself. 

For uncertified coins I provide a grading opinion using both the UK descriptive system and the Sheldon scale (based on ANA Grading Standards and/or PCGS Photograde) which will be better known to my US customers. I offer a grading opinion as a courtesy, but please examine the high resolution close up photos carefully and decide on a grade for yourself.