Collection of Sixpences formed by the late Alfred Bole

Date of Auction: 26th September 2011

Sold for £1,100

Estimate: £150 - £200

Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third issue, 1561, mm. pheon, bust 1F, reads ang fr et hi, obv. countermarked with the arms of Zeeland, 2.76g/6h (N 1997; S 2561; Delmonte 141C). Coin creased, nearly fine, counterstamp good fine, very rare £150-200


Provenance: R. Carlyon-Britton Collection (with Seaby ticket); Spink Auction 140, 16 November 1999, lot 458.

In 1573, the Provincial States of Holland and Zeeland ordered all foreign coin circulating in their territories to be counterstamped, thus raising its face value by one-eighth. Most pieces show the Zeeland lion in a beaded oval; the shield-shaped mark is very rare