Almost VF, slight double strike on reverse, small chip at 6 o'clock. Crowned bust 6A without ear showing, left, without rose, ELIZAB.ANG:FR:ET:HIB:REGI: mint mark A. Royal arms with long cross over, no date, legend around. This coin has the rarer legend of ELIZAB as apposed to the normal ELIZABETH.
Elizabeth reigned for 44 years, but never really should have taken the throne. Fate, however, must have taken a hand in her destiny and it knew better than her father what she could achieve. There were numerous obstacles in her way: at that time only men were allowed to be monarchs, Henry's young son Edward was the legitimate heir to the throne, there was also her elder sister; so she was third in line.There was also the problem that Henry (and later Edward) declared her illegitimate after the execution of her mother, Anne Boleyn. It seemed everything was against her. After Henry's death, Edward VI took the throne but only reigned for six years, dying at the age of fifteen.
Mary, the next in line, only lasted five years, so it was left to Elizabeth to show them that a woman could be effective on the English throne. Ruling until 1603, she died at the age of 70.This varies with the age of coin and there are grades inbetween. As struck with no traces of wear. Very slight traces of wear, all parts of legend etc present, visible and clear. Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of legend etc present, but maybe worn. Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible. I have been involved in the antiques business since 1971. My career took a leap forward when I joined Bonhams in 1976. Some five years later I became head of the Decorative Arts department. The item "Elizabeth I Silver Shilling, Sixth Issue'A' Mint Mark, 1582-84" is in sale since Wednesday, March 31, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\British\Hammered (Pre-c. The seller is "eric-knowles-the-hoard" and is located in High Wycombe. This item can be shipped worldwide.