Silver coin; Denomination: Crown
Edinburgh Mint (mint mark E below the Queen's bust)
Queen Anne (1702-1714)
In 1707 the Act of the Union was passed joining England and Scotland into a single realm, this coin was struck after that so the arms of England and Scotland are halved within a shield and repeated twice. Before the Union each set of arms occupied its own shield.
The legend on the coin reads as a single title from front to back, it translates as 'Anne by the Grace of God Queen of Great Britain, France and Ireland".
Draped bust of Anne, left; below, the mint mark, E; around, ANNA DEI GRATIA
Crowned shields - with arms of England and Scotland emblazoned per pale at top and bottom and Ireland and France forming a cross shape with the badge of the Star of the Garter at the centre; between the shields are two roses and two plumes; around, MAG BRI . FR ET . HIB REG 1708, the date being divided by the crown above the English and Scottish arms.
In raised lettering, DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI SEPTIMO
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
38 mm (Outside Diameter), 29.511 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3600 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.