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3 Pence - Elizabeth I 4th issue

Features

Country England
(United Kingdom)
Type Common coin
Years 1566-1575
Value 3 Pence (1/80 LSD)
Metal Silver
Weight 1.41 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References Sp# 2566
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(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 pattée 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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1566  Portcullis
1567  Coronet
1572  Ermine
1575  Eglantine

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3 Pence - Elizabeth I (4th issue)