Eddy vi shilling

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Eddy vi shilling

Post by xdprojosh1 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:23 pm

Found today on my first day with the at pro international, about 20cm down in a bank ringing in at around 70-74. I think it could be an Edward vi coin but then again I could be completely wrong.
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Thanks in advance,
Josh.
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Re: Silver hammy id please

Post by Allectus » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:29 pm

Edward VI base silver shilling. ::g

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Re: Silver hammy id please

Post by xdprojosh1 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:34 pm

Allectus wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:29 pm
Edward VI base silver shilling. ::g

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Thanks for the quick response A, it's a rare occurrence for me to be right about iding these things ::g :D

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Re: Silver hammy id please

Post by Stillburning » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:50 pm

Nice find, I don't think I've seen one on here before ::g
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Re: Silver hammy id please

Post by stargazer » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:27 pm

Ooh I like that.

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Re: Silver hammy id please

Post by Oxgirl36 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:40 pm

Nice coin with great definition. Very well done ::g
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Re: Silver hammy id please

Post by f8met » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:06 am

In great condition for a base silver coin ::g quite a rare thing
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Re: Silver hammy id please

Post by xdprojosh1 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:13 am

Thank you all for your responses, and i'l probably look stupid for asking this, but what is a base silver coin? :-/

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Re: Silver hammy id please

Post by f8met » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:35 am

It is not a .925 silver. Typically around 30% silver. Henry VIII was pretty broke so couldn't afford to mint pure silver coins. He had a copper core in some coins which earned him the nickname old copper nose from the wear on the coins

http://blog.royalmint.com/old-coppernos ... ieval-way/
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Re: Silver hammy id please

Post by Mancave-man » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:37 pm

Very nice find, never seen one before, so well done.

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Re: Silver hammy id please

Post by fred » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:03 pm

There were several issued of these coins during the reign of Edward VI and the purity of the silver was gradually reduced. Your one actually looks very good indeed, especially for a dug example, so I guess it must be an early one. ::g

It's rare and quite valuable too!
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Post by xdprojosh1 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:32 pm

Thank you all for your replies... I guess it being a base silver coin would explain why it is so light.

Thanks again.
Josh

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Re: Silver hammy id please

Post by fred » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:58 pm

xdprojosh1 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:32 pm
Thank you all for your replies... I guess it being a base silver coin would explain why it is so light.

Thanks again.
Josh
The first issue was considerably lighter that the later, more debased ones! Not much help unless you have two to compare of course. :D
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