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  1. Et tu Brute

    Is this Elizabeth I groat OK?

    Hi to all, I'm new in this forum. Sorry for my bad English. I have a little experience with greek and roman coins, but am an absolute beginner with British. As a fan of the works of Shakespeare, I'm very interested in elizabethan coinage. I have a penny, and have purchased a shilling on a reputable seller. But I think that perhaps I have committed a mistake; I have just purchased on ebay a groat without further research, and I fear that the coin can be fake, because the seller has some suspicious roman coins. I attach the seller's photo. According to description, weights 0'9g. (can be a mistake, that can't be a groat) and measures 17mm. I would really appreciate any comment about the coin. When I receive it, I can post more pictures. Thanks
  2. Conor44

    Nice Elizabeth I Shilling

    Hi all, Acquired this coin from a local antique dealer who doesn't specialize in coins and only keeps a few, its a beautiful Elizabeth I shilling, I think clipped slightly. Im not an expert on hammereds so I would appreciate if anyone could tell me the type, year, value etc and most importantly if it looks alright (I know there are forgeries about). Any help much appreciated, Conor
  3. Et tu Brute

    Elizabeth I Shilling martlet?

    Hello to everyone! Now I have received an elizabethan Shilling. The seller cataloged it as 1601-2, Spink 2584. I'm doing my homework and I think this is not correct; the observe reads ELIZABETH with all the letters, and since it reads too ET instead of Z I believe that it is a 2nd issue (1560-1, Spink 2555). The zone of the mintmark is somewhat erased and I must train my eye, but I think it's compatible with the martlet (I think I can see the tail of the bird). Am I correct? My coin reads AN'.FR'.ET'.HI'.REGINA and in other coins and books the legend is ANG and HIB , I don't know if this is a common variation. At the moment I have Spink's Coins of England, 37th ed. Best regards!