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Sixpences of Elizabeth I

Mike Ruczynski told me that this coin was found on the 13th of March. It’s an Elizabeth I sixpence and Mike said he finds these difficult to grade as they all seem quite manky when they turn up.

The coin is dated 1589 and has mint mark crescent on both sides. It’s a pity that it isn’t dated 1588 as that is one of the rarest dates.


Sixpences of Elizabeth I are amongst the hammered silver coins most frequently found by detectorists. Thy remained in circulation for many years and this is why most specimens are very worn when they come out of the soil. In VF condition they are worth at least £200 but far loss in the lower grades.

The obverse on Mike’s find would grade only Fair but he reverse is much better. The flan also looks to be slightly bent. In its present condition I would price it no higher than £25.

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