Coins of Elizabeth I from the Collection Formed by Walter Wilkinson

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Date of Auction: 9th September 2020

Sold for £9,500

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Elizabeth I (1558-1603), First issue, Shilling, mm. lis, bust 1A, wire-line inner circles, pearls on bodice, reads elizabet d g ang fran z hib regina, 6.27g/3h (BCW LS-1A:LS-a1; N 1985; S 2548). Extremely fine with attractive cabinet toning, quite possibly the finest specimen known, extremely rare £3,000-£4,000

Footnote

Provenance: W. Brice Collection; H. Montagu Collection, Part III, 13-20 November 1896, lot 86; B. Roth Collection, Part I, Sotheby Auction, 19-20 July 1917, lot 286; E.C. Carter Collection; E. Burstal Collection, Glendining Auction, 15-16 May 1968, lot 173; Spink Auction 14, 19 March 1981, lot 248; Spink Auction 95, 25 November 1992, lot 71