Silver coin; Denomination: Sixpence
Royal Mint, London (Tower Mint) or Southwark Mint
Edward VI (1547-1553) Third Coinage

The Third Coinage of Edward VI was the first time that Denominations were placed on the English coins, in this case, VI (6 pence)

Obverse Description

Crowned bust of the King facing with rose at left and denomination in pence, VI, at right; around, (mm. Y) EDVVARD VI D G AGL FRA Z hIB REX (translation: Edward VI by the Grace of God King of England, France and Ireland)

Reverse Description

Royal shield, quartered with the arms of England and France, on a cross fourchee; around, POSVI DEV ADIVITORE MEV (mm. Y) (translation: I have made God my helper)

Edge Description


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