Queen Elizabeth Silver

1558-1603 Great Britain Rare Silver Hammered Penny Queen Elizabeth 1 (mac005)

1558-1603 Great Britain Rare Silver Hammered Penny Queen Elizabeth 1 (mac005)
1558-1603 Great Britain Rare Silver Hammered Penny Queen Elizabeth 1 (mac005)

1558-1603 Great Britain Rare Silver Hammered Penny Queen Elizabeth 1 (mac005)  1558-1603 Great Britain Rare Silver Hammered Penny Queen Elizabeth 1 (mac005)

This is a small 14mm coin, roughly 1/2 in diameter of solid hammered silver weighing 1/2 gram. Extremely old history from the days of Queen Elizabeth 1 and the very first attempt at colonizing North America. In 1585, Sir Walter Raleigh attempted the first colony in North America in what is now known as North Carolina (Dare County) on Roanoke Island. Having poor relations with the native North Americans, the first settlers went back to England only to return with Sir Francis Drake a year later. These men all but disappeared before a second expedition arrived in 1587 led by John White who served as the colony's governor.

White's granddaughter, Virginia Dare, (Dare County taking her name) was born shortly thereafter making Virginia Dare the very first English child born in the New World. Smith left for England for additional support, however was prohibited to return until 1590 due to the Anglo-Spanish War. Upon his return, he found no trace of the colony or the 116 colonists, but only the word "CROATOAN" carved into a tree...

Evidence of perhaps a Croatan Tribe intervention, however it is thought that perhaps environmental circumstances (perhaps a massive hurricane) wiped them out. No bodies nor any archaeological evidence of the colony was ever found as if there never was one. This coin being offered was the coinage at the time, and predates the Pilgrim's Plymouth landing by some 17 to 62 years. A nice rare, historical coin to own.

The item "1558-1603 GREAT BRITAIN RARE SILVER HAMMERED PENNY QUEEN ELIZABETH 1 (MAC005)" is in sale since Sunday, May 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Medieval\European".mjrqwdft" and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Certification: Uncertified
  • Grade: Ungraded
  • Weight: 0,5g
  • Diameter: 14,0mm

1558-1603 Great Britain Rare Silver Hammered Penny Queen Elizabeth 1 (mac005)  1558-1603 Great Britain Rare Silver Hammered Penny Queen Elizabeth 1 (mac005)