15 March 2001
Elizabeth I, Penny, 0.42g., first issue, 1558, m.m. lis, wireline inner circles, bust 1H, E D G ROSA SINE SPINA 1558 (B & C 1H; N.1988; S.2554), black deposit on obverse, a full round coin, good fine, excessively rare
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Only three specimens are known of this most interesting coin, the only dated Penny of Elizabeth I. There is one in the British Museum; and a third, from the Dupree collection, was listed in Spink Numismatic Circular, September 1989 no.4683.
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