Gold coin: Denomination, half pound or half-sovereign
Tower Mint, London, Machine struck
Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603)

The half pound or half-sovereign is a 10 shilling coin

Obverse Description

Crowned bust of the Queen, wearing ruff and embroidered dress facing left; around, (mm. star) ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA ET HIB REGINA

Reverse Description

A crowned plain, square topped shield quartered with the arms of France (1 & 4) and England (2 & 3) dividing the letters ER; around, (mm. star) SCVTVM FIDEI PROTEGET EAM (translation, The shield of faith shall protect her)

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