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Elizabeth I sixpence

This hammered silver coin was unearthed by Chris Martin. I was asked to give a full ID and a valuation.

Chris’s find is a hammered coinage sixpence of Elizabeth I. It is dated 1567 on the reverse and has mint mark crown on both sides.

I’m always saying that detectorists find lots of sixpences of Elizabeth I but most that surface are in bad condition. Therefore, the sixpences featured on my website could give a false impression, for most have been in well above average condition. Here is yet another outstanding specimen.


The coin is well struck on a round flan and it would grade VF. The portrait of Queen Elizabeth is very attractive and to a collector this sixpence would be worth at least £200.

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