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Elizabeth I Sixpence

Here’s another coin from the collection built up by Paul Marland. It’s a hammered coinage sixpence of Elizabeth I, which has mint mark Latin cross on both sides and is dated 1580 on the reverse.

Most of the Elizabeth I sixpences found by detectorists are not in good condition. The dies on Paul’s find have been neatly cut and the coin hasn’t seen much circulation. It would grade good Fine but on the downside the reverse is double struck. However, it is in far better condition than most of the other Elizabethan sixpences I have seen as detecting finds.


In the recent auction of the Vile collection of sixpences was a lot of five coins of Elizabeth I; four were dated 1580 and one 1581, the condition raged between Fine and good Fine and the hammer price was £300, which works out at £60 each. Paul’s coin is better than most in the Vile lot, so I’d give it a price range of £80-90.

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