British and World Coins, Numismatic Books (16 March 2011)

Date of Auction: 16th March 2011

Sold for £170

Estimate: £200 - £250

Edward VI (1547-1553), Second Period, 8 oz. issue, Testoons, Durham House, mm. bow, bust 1 with frosted caul, transposed legends, 3.78g/3h (Bispham 3B; N 1923; S 2465C). Striking cracks at 4 and 5 o’clock, centres weak and scratches both sides, otherwise about fine, very rare


The testoon or shilling, revived as a base silver denomination in 1549, was cried down to sixpence on 16 August 1551, hence the inclusion of coins of this denomination in the collection