1560 Shilling – Elizabeth I


The 1560 Shilling - Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I silver shilling, struck 1560 or 1561 at the Tower (London) Mint. Second issue. Diameter 34mm and weights 5.67g. SCBC 2555. This coin graded as VF.

The Reverse is a Coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée (i.e. forked ends).

The Obverse shows a crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth I.

Image credit: CNGCoins


Mintage: Not known
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1560 ?
Monarch is Queen Elizabeth I. Reform of coinage to combat debasement (in 1561).
Elizabeth I (1558-1603)
1593 SixpenceElizabeth was born on 7 September 1533, the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in the House of Tudor. She reigned from 17 November 1558 until her death (aged 69) on 24 March 1603. Her Coronation was on 15 January 1559.

Elizabeth I is also known as the Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess. She was the last of the five Tudor Monarchs.
General Description: Shillings
The Shilling (written 1/-) is one-twentienth of a pound, worth 12 old pence (5 new pence). It is traditionally a silver coin, but since 1947 it has been made from cupro-nickel. Shillings are known as 'Bobs'.

Shillings are old coins and the English shilling has been around since about 1549, although there were 12 pence coins before that called Testoons from about 1489. The British shillings was the continuation from 1707.

After decimalisation on 15 February 1971, the coin was replaced by the five new pence piece. Originally, the 5p coin was the same size as the shilling but was later made much smaller.
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
If you don't see a coin in the list below try the Shillings page on eBay UK

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1560-1 Elizabeth I Shilling - British Silver Hammered Coin
1560-1 Elizabeth I Shilling - British Silver Hammered Coin
£ 89.10
Elizabeth I, 1558-1603. Shilling, mm. Cross Crosslet, 1560-61. Bust 1A.
Elizabeth I, 1558-1603. Shilling, mm. Cross Crosslet, 1560-61. Bust 1A.
£ 540.00
1560 Shilling - Elizabeth I Milled issue
1560 Shilling - Elizabeth I Milled issue
£ 22.80
Elizabeth I, 1558-1603. Shilling, Mint Mark Cross Crosslett, 1560-1. 2nd Issue.
Elizabeth I, 1558-1603. Shilling, Mint Mark Cross Crosslett, 1560-1. 2nd Issue.
£ 345.00
GB Shilling 1560-1 Queen Elizabeth I mm.Martlet (B1611)
GB Shilling 1560-1 Queen Elizabeth I mm.Martlet (B1611)
£ 130.00
Elizabeth 1st Shilling 2nd. Issue 1560-1561
Elizabeth 1st Shilling 2nd. Issue 1560-1561
£ 325.00
Scarce Elizabeth I Silver Shilling, Second Issue Cross Crosslet Mint Mark, 1560-
Scarce Elizabeth I Silver Shilling, Second Issue Cross Crosslet Mint Mark, 1560-
£ 235.00

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