Gold coin; Denomination: Half-Sovereign
Tower Mint, London
Edward VI (1547-1553) Second Period

The half-sovereign was a ten shilling coin.

Obverse Description

A crowned bust of the King facing right; around, (mm Y) EDWARD VI D G AGL FRA Z HIB REX

Reverse Description

A crowned oval garnished shield quartered with the arms of England and France, dividing ER; around (mm Y) SCVTVM FIDEI PROTEGET EVM (translation: The shield of faith shall protect him)

Edge Description


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