Edward VI Sixpence. Tudor Coin (1550-1553)
This coin is a reproduction of a 16th century Tudor sixpence silver coin.
The original coin was minted by Edward the VI (1547-1553) son of Henry the VII king of great Brittain between 1550 and 1553 at the Royal Mint, London.
An example of the original coin is held by the Victoria Museum Melbourne Australia and can be viewed on the following link https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/items/52182
Edward VI was the first monarch to mint a sixpence coin. The sixpence coin was created as a result of the debasement of silver coinage during the 16th century. In the past coins did not have a fixed value and their value was determined by the market value of the metal they contained. Coinage under Edward VI was the first English coinage to show the value of the coin on the face, in this case, VI (6 pence)
The face of the coin features a crowned bust portrait of the King with tudor rose to the left and the denomination of VI to the right. Surrounding the portrait is the inscription EDWARD VI D G AGL FRA Z HIB REX, meaning "Edward VI, by the Grace of God, King of England, France and Ireland".
The reverse of coin features a royal shield, quartered with the arms of England and France. Surrounding the shield is the inscription, POSVI DEV ADIVITORE MEV meaning “I have made God my helper”
These coins are hand stamped by a passionate reenactor who performs historical coin minting demonstrations. As each coin is hand stamped small variations may exist adding to the hand made character of the coins.
Made from high quality pewter.
Cards and dice also available separately.
Each coin measures 27mm in diameter.