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3 Pence - Elizabeth I 3rd & 4th issues

Features

Country England
(United Kingdom)
Type Common coin
Years 1567-1577
Value 3 Pence = 1/4 Shilling (1/80 LSD)
Metal Silver (.925)
Weight 1.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 0.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References Sp# 2566, North# 1998
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)
English Hammered Coinage
by Jeffrey J. North
(Spink)

Obverse

Ornate crowned bust facing left. Rose behind head, lettering around

Lettering: ELIZABETH · D · G · ANG · FR · ET · HI · REGINA

Translation:
ELIZABETH DEI GRATIA ANGLIAE FRANCIAE ET HIBERNIAE REGINA
Elizabeth by the Grace of God Queen of England France and Ireland

Reverse

Square Shield of Arms of England and France on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription with date of 1572 above shield

Lettering:
* POSVI DEV . AD IVTORE M · MEV .
· 15 72 ·

Translation:
POSUI DEUM ADJUTOREM MEUM
I have made God my helper

Edge

Plain

Comments

House of Tudor (1485-1603), Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third and Fourth issues (1561-77), Tower Mint, London.

Mintmarks shown here courtesy of Spink & Son Ltd.:

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1567  mm. Coronet (74)
1568  mm. Coronet (74)
1569  mm. Castle (71)
1569  mm. Coronet (74)
1570  mm. Castle (71)
1570  mm. Coronet (74)
1571  mm. Castle (71)
1572  mm. Ermine (77)
1573  mm. Acorn (65b)
1573  mm. Eglantine (27)
1573  mm. Ermine (77)
1574  mm. Acorn (65b)
1574  mm. Eglantine (27)
1575  mm. Eglantine (27)
1576  mm. Eglantine (27)
1577  mm. Eglantine (27)

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3 Pence - Elizabeth I (3rd & 4th issues)