British Coins (16 & 17 September 2014)

Date of Auction: 16th & 17th September 2014

Sold for £18,000

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Elizabeth I (1558-1603), First issue, Half-Pound, mm. lis, bust 1B, wire-line inner circles, legend ends reg’, rev. reads proteget eam, 5.56g/9h (cf. Brown/Comber G3, G4; cf. SCBI Schneider 736-7; N 1982; S 2519). Slightly creased, otherwise good very fine on a full round flan, excessively rare £20,000-30,000


The reverse die seems to be a later state of Schneider 737 with the addition of a small letter t punched between protege and eam