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A 1572 3 Pence certified XF45 by NGC. This coin was struck during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I or simply Queen Elizabeth, as she was known until the current queen, Elizabeth II, was crowned in 1953. This 3 Pence -- or "thruppence" as the denomination was sometimes called -- is in superb condition for a nearly 500-year-old coin. It features light chocolate tones throughout, with a more silvery and flashy complexion evident when turned into the light.
The left-facing portrait of the queen is full and sharply detailed -- a rarity for 3 Pence coins produced during Elizabeth's reign -- and most of the other devices remain intact with relatively little wear for the grade. The date -- "1572" -- on the reverse is sharply struck, fully legible and with virtually no wear. All of the wording is easily legible as well, save for a portion of the mottos on the lower left obverse and lower reverse.
As was typical for the the 3 pence in this era, the lower left obverse was more softly struck than the rest of the coin. And as you can see in the photos , a small portion of the lower reverse lettering is faded, while the rest is partially missing. Onetheless, doesn't diminish overall eye appeal, and doesn't draw the eye to any large extent, especially given the age and grade of the coin.Speaking of lettering, the motto on the obverse reads, REGINA ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA. It stands for the Latin phrase "Regina Elizabeth Dei gratia Angliae Franciae et Hiberniae regina, " which translates to, Elizabeth, by the grace of God, queen of England, France and Ireland. On the reverse, the motto reads: POSVI DEV ADIVTORE M MEV, " which stands for "Posui Deum adjutorem meum.
" In English, it reads "I have made God my helper. Chatter on this coin is light for the grade. Aside from the obvious -- and typical -- shedding from around the rim, chatter consists of a handful of marks and a few runs, as well as some light chafe on the obverse, virtually all of which is not visible in hand. Some interesting facts about the Elizabethan 3 pence and the era in which it was minted.
William Shakespeare was 8 years old when this coin was minted. Queen Elizabeth's parents were King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. The future queen was just 2 when her mother was beheaded following her parents' divorce.The rose behind Elizabeth's head -- the "Tudor Rose" (she was the last monarch from the House of Tudor) is unique to the 3 pence during her reign. It did not appear on any other denomination. The rose signified the never-married queen's alleged virginity it's well known that the queen had a dalliance or two... With obvious -- and very much intended -- allusions to the Virgin Mary, Elizabeth was known as the Virgin Queen. One of the North American colonies founded during Elizabeth's reign was named in honor of Elizabeth. With a nod to the queen's virginal reputation: Virginia. The 3 Pence was struck at the Tower mint in London, as well as the branch mints in Bristol, Oxford and Aberystwyth. Elizabeth was 25 when she became queen in 1558 and remained monarch until her death in 1603 at the age of 69. Her 44 years, 4 months and 5 days on the throne makes her reign the 6th longest among the 61 monarchs who have ruled England (and later Britain and the UK) since King Egbert unified the country in 827. The record for the longest reign is held by Elizabeth's first cousin (14 times removed): Queen Elizabeth II, the current monarch.
She overtook Queen Victoria, now No. 2 on the list, 5 years ago.
She has been queen now for 68 years, 7 months and 10 days as of this writing - Sept. And don't forget to check out my other listings when you have a moment. Thank you for your continued support of Shenandoah.However, coins must then be re-secured in a new cardboard flip or mylar holder for the return trip. Don't like your item? Run it through the wash? OK, that would be a problem. But almost anything else that's right, no problem.
Thank you for reading and for looking at our items. The item "1572 English 3 Pence Queen Elizabeth I, NGC XF45, Problem Free, Rare This Nice" is in sale since Thursday, September 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\UK (Great Britain)\Threepence".blue" and is located in Staunton, Virginia.This item can be shipped worldwide.