1711 Shilling – Queen Anne


The 1711 Shilling - Queen Anne

Silver shilling of Queen Anne. Weighs 6g. SCBC: 3618 or 3619.

The Reverse shows a crowned cruciform shield.

The Obverse shows a portrait of Queen Anne, probably by John Croker (1670-1741) who engraved almost all of the dies for the coins of Queen Anne.

In 1711 the coin could show the third or fourth bust. The difference is in Queen Anne's hairstyle and may not be obvious in worn specimens. This image is probably the fourth portrait, which is the most common.

Image credit: The Royal Mint.


Mintage: Not known
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1711 ?
Monarch is Queen Anne. The British attack Quebec but 8 ships sink in the Saint Lawrence River and 850 soldiers drown. The first ever race at Ascot racecourse.
Anne (1702-1714)
Anne became Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland on 8 March 1702. On 1 May 1707, under the Acts of Union, two of her realms, the kingdoms of England and Scotland, united as a single sovereign state known as Great Britain.

Born Anne Stuart, the daughter of James II, she became Queen after the death of William III. Anne was the last of the Stuarts and became the first monarch of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain.

Some coins have "VIGO" on them, meaning they were minted from bullion captured from the Spanish fleet at Vigo Bay. They can be quite rare and expensive.

The regnal years for Queen Anne coins were:
1703:SECVNDO; 1705:QVARTO; 1706:QVINTO; 1709:OCTAVO; 1711:DECIMO; 1713:DVODECIMO; 1714:DECIMO TERTIO.
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.
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Queen Anne silver Shilling 1711  S3618
Queen Anne silver Shilling 1711 S3618
£ 90.00
1711 Queen Anne silver shilling coin #217
1711 Queen Anne silver shilling coin #217
£ 160.00
1708 Edinburgh Shilling 3rd Bust - Queen Anne - Evenly Toned & Pleasing
1708 Edinburgh Shilling 3rd Bust - Queen Anne - Evenly Toned & Pleasing
£ 79.00
1703 Vigo Shilling - Queen Anne - Iconic Coin In Lovely Condition.
1703 Vigo Shilling - Queen Anne - Iconic Coin In Lovely Condition.
£ 219.00
QUEEN ANNE (1702-1714). SILVER SHILLING. DATED 1709.
QUEEN ANNE (1702-1714). SILVER SHILLING. DATED 1709.
£ 165.00
Queen Anne Shilling 1711
Queen Anne Shilling 1711
£ 75.00
1707 Queen Anne Shilling  E (Edinburgh) Mint Silver Coin
1707 Queen Anne Shilling E (Edinburgh) Mint Silver Coin
£ 99.00
1707 Queen Anne (KM#517.6) E Edinburgh Mint Shilling Silver Coin
1707 Queen Anne (KM#517.6) E Edinburgh Mint Shilling Silver Coin
£ 99.00

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