Gold coin; Denomination: "Fine" Sovereign
Royal Mint, London
Elizabeth I (1558-1603)
Third Coinage (North); Sixth Issue (Spink)

The Fine Sovereign was current at 30 shillings

Obverse Description

Full figure of the Queen enthroned, wearing crown and holding a sceptre and orb (held on her knee) within a arched tressure; at her feet, a portcullis; around, ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA ET HIB REGINA (mm. escallop)

Reverse Description

Royal shield, quartered with the arms of England and France, at the centre of a double rose all within an arched tressure; around, A DNO FACTV EST ISTVD ET EST MIRAB IN OCVL NRS (mm. escallop) (translation: This is the Lord's doing and it is marvellous in our eyes)

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