Rare Elizabeth 1 shilling?
Wondering if anyone can tell me about this coin and maybe it’s value? I have only found a couple online like this one and this seems to be in much better condition. Reads elizabet not Elizabeth or Elizab. Also has no date. Thank you in advance for your help. Lisa
Hi Lisa --
It's a stumper. As you say, the specifics of the pattern and the inscriptions are a slight bit different than "normal" Elizabeth coins.
I spent about 30 minutes with my detailed (professional) coin database (with 5 million coin pictures) and could not find an exact match to your coin. There are hundreds of near matches in the database, just not an exact match. I spent most time looking for inscription match to POSVI DEVM ADIV MEVM.
Typical values for coins like yours are a few hundred US dollars.
Genuine shillings weigh about 6 grams and are made of silver. If you take your coin to a jeweler, these properties can be verified. A sixpence coin would weigh one-half that amount. There are 12 pence in a shilling.
Tony Clayton is the **super expert** on coins of the UK. He may answer your questions via email. See his page here: