15 March 2001
Second Issue (6 oz. fine, 80 gr.)
Edward VI, Shilling, 4.43g., second period, Tower I, 1549, m.m. arrow/arrow over G, bust 3, normal legends, rev. TIMOR DOMINI FONS VITE (Bispham p.136; N.1917/1; S.2466), small striking crack at 4 o'clock, a most attractive toned coin, good very fine, with a pleasing portrait, very rare
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The reverse die bearing the privy mark G, for George Gale the under-treasure at York, was prepared at the Tower. It was never sent to York and the G was over-punched with mintmark arrow for use at the Tower I.
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