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Rare British Hammered, Milled coins,Tokens,Medallions & Roman imperial sestertius, incl. the "Petition crown"

Elizabeth I
Pattern Penny

There was a difficulty to introduce copper currency during the reign of Elizabeth I
as there was a strong predudice against base metal coinage as the country was flooded with continenta coins and others.

Elizabeth I, Pattern Penny, 1.96g., 1601, in copper, crowned bust three quarters
left, wearing elaborate dress and ruff, THE PLEDGE OF, rev. crowned monogram of
Elizabeth dividing date, A PENNY. A gemlike coin, the portrait expressive and
delicately engraved, in mint state with a deep choclate tone.Excessiveley Rare
Ex.Brice, Montagu, Murdoch, Manton, Locket

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