Gold coin; Denomination: Crown or Quarter-Sovereign
Royal mint, London
Edward VI (1547-1553) Second Period

The halfcrown or eighth-sovereign is a 2 shilling and 6 pence coin

Obverse Description

Crowned bust of the King, wearing armour, facing right within a circle of beads; around, (mm. arrow) EDVVARD VI D G AG FR Z HIB RE

Reverse Description

Crowned and garnished oval Royal shield, quartered with the arms of England and France; around outside a circle of beads, (mm. arrow) SCVTVM FIDIE PROTE EVM (translation: The shield of faith shall protect him)

Edge Description


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