Coin (Obverse), sixpence, from the reign of Anne

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Coin (Obverse), sixpence, from the reign of Anne

This is the obverse of a silver sixpence minted in Edinburgh in 1707, during the reign of Anne.

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: 000-190-000-616-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.C3929
Date: 1707
Material: Silver; both sides slightly off-centre; very slight wear. Inscription: Obv. ANNA . DEI . GRATIA .; bust to left; E below / Rev. MAG . BRI . FR . ET . HIB [.] REG . 1707 .; cross of 4 shields
Dimensions: 21.50 x 21.00 mm D / Die Axis: 6.0
What: Coin Type: Post-union
Coin, six pence piece
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Anne
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Anne silver sixpence piece, 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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