Coin (Obverse), a half crown of Queen Anne

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Coin (Obverse), a half crown of Queen Anne

This is the obverse of a silver half crown minted in Edinburgh in 1707, during the reign of Anne. The coin was worth two shillings and six pence Scots.

The obverse bears a portrait of the queen with an E below (for the Edinburgh Mint).. The Latin inscription reads 'Anne, by the Grace of God'.

Anne acceded to the throne in 1702 and her reign saw the Act of Union of 1707 and the consequent cessation of a separate Scottish coinage. The last coins - British silver coins - ever struck in Scotland were issued at the Edinburgh mint in 1709.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-083-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1933.183
Date: 1707
Material: Silver; moderate wear. Inscription: Obv.: ANNA . DEI . GRATIA .; bust to left; E below. Rev.: MAG / BRI . FR / ET . HIB / REG . 17 / 07 .; cross of four crowned shields; garter star in centre. Around rim: * DECVS * ET * TVTAMEN *** ANNO * REGNI * SEXTO
Dimensions: Diameter 34.00 x 32.50 mm; weight 14.90 g; die axis 6.0
What: Coin Type: Post-Union issue
Coin, half-crown
Subject: Coins and currency
Who: Anne (Queen)
Where: Scotland
Scotland, Edinburgh
Description: Anne silver half crown, Scotland, minted in Edinburgh, 1707
  • 'Currency' [multimedia CD-ROM] Edinburgh: NMS, 1995 
  • Stewart, I.H. 'The Scottish Coinage'. Second Edition. London: Spink & Son, 1967 
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