Patterns of Elizabeth I from the Collection of Walter Wilkinson

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Date of Auction: 18th September 2013

Sold for £3,000

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Pattern Halfpenny pledge, c. 1576, in silver, crowned royal monogram, the · pledge · of, rev. · a · halfpenny ·, crowned double rose, edge plain, 1.55g/6h (BMC 2; N 2053). Good very fine and toned, extremely rare £2,000-2,500


Provenance: E. Rogers Collection; with Baldwin 1950; ‘Gregory’ Collection, Part III, Baldwin Auction 50, 24 April 2007, lot 309.

C.W. Peck concluded that, from the weights of the surviving specimens, this coin and, more particularly, the next, were struck in accordance with the proposal submitted
c. 1576 for coining halfpenny and farthing pledges (BMC pp.9-11)