Silver coin; Denomination: sixpence
Royal Mint, London
Queen Anne (1702-1714)
The legend reads as a single title from obverse to reverse and translates "Anne by the Grace of God Queen of Great Britain, France and Ireland". The word VIGO below the bust records that this coin was struck with metal captured from the Spanish at Vigo Bay.
Bust of Anne left; around, ANNA DEI GRATIA; below, VIGO
Crowned shields - with arms of England,Scotland, Ireland and France forming a cross shape with the badge of the Star of the Garter at the centre; around, MAG BR FRA ET HIB REG 1703, the date being divided by a crown.
Diagonal milling ///
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
21 mm (Outside Diameter), 2.94 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3590 Pages