Silver coin; Denomination: halfcrown (equals two shillings and six pence)
Royal Mint, London.
Queen Anne (1702-1714)
The reverse has plumes between the shields, this indicates that the silver used in this coin was supplied by mines in Wales. The legend reads as a single title from obverse to reverse and translates "Anne by the Grace of God Queen of Great Britain, France and Ireland".
Bust of Anne left; around, ANNA DEI GRATIA
Crowned shields - with arms of England and Scotland halved at top and bottom, Ireland at left and France at right, forming a cross shape with the badge of the Star of the Garter at the centre; around, MAG BRI FR ET HIB REG 1708, the date being divided by the crown above the top English and Scottish shield.
In raised lettering, DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI SEPTIMO
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Mr Alfred Chitty, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
33 mm (Outside Diameter), 14.912 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3606 Pages