15 March 2001
Edward VI, Shilling, 5.17g., second period, Southwark, 1550, m.m. Y, bust 6, rev. omits the E R at shield (Bispham p.137 var.; N.1919/2; S.2472C var.), slight crease, very fine for this, an extremely rare variety
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Bispham, p.136, notes a coin of Tower II 1549 mintmark grapple omitting E R at shield, but this piece appears to be unrecorded. Second issue Shillings with bust 6 are prototypes for the 3 oz. issue.
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