Our Elizabeth I Renaissance Coin is a Replica Circa 1558-1603 Silver Half Groat or Two Pence. *** Made from sterling silver. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I there was almost a complete recoinage of British coins. The most coins effected by this were the gold and silver coins. Each of our replica historic coins will satisfy the needs of living history groups and coin collectors. These coins are semi-replica hammered coins that really do look and feel authentic. Weights, alloys, and fineness are kept close to the originals making these replica medieval coins the best on the market. Original coins are carefully analyzed to determine engraving techniques used to recreate the dies in fine detail. To assure that these coins are not mistaken as the real thing, the legend is slightly altered to distinguish these coins for what they are. Additionally, an example of each replica coin is held by Museums for reference. Obverse - A portrait of Queen Elizabeth I in a highly decorated renaissance dress with tall lace collar. The 2 circles at the right side of her head are a mark of value. Inscription E D G ROSA SINE SPINA. Reverse - A large medieval shield with opposite quarters containing fleurs-de-lys and leopards. The original inscription would have been CIVITAS LONDON.
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