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Exceptional Fine Sovereign of Elizabeth I at Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & CatalogerStacks Bowers ……
Sovereign of Elizabeth

Sovereign of Elizabeth I

This preview for our January 2018 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) Auction hails from the Golden Age of English history, and includes a Sovereign of Elizabeth I. One of the most famous historical events to occur in her long and illustrious reign was the sinking of the Spanish Armada.

Sovereign of Elizabeth IThe escalating conflict between Catholic Spain and Protestant England came to a head in 1588, when King Philip II of Spain planned an invasion of England. The English navy defeated the Spaniards in the Battle of Gravelines and then chased the retreating Spaniards counterclockwise around the British Isles. On this journey, severe weather and powerful westerly winds blew Spanish ships aground.

Thus the English prevented the invasion, and crippled Spain’s status on the European stage.

This Fine Sovereign of Elizabeth I of 30 Shillings features an image of Queen Elizabeth enthroned facing, holding a globus cruciger and scepter, with a portcullis at her feet. The reverse features the Tudor rose (Elizabeth was destined to be the last of the Tudor dynasty), with a square topped shield emblazoned with the royal arms. This example is well-made and sharp. It is sure to elicit spirited bidding, as it is a classic world type that appeals to numerous collector groups.

We are currently taking consignments of world and ancient coins as well as world paper money for our January 2018 New York International Auction. We are also accepting consignments of Chinese and other Asian coins and currency for our April 2018 Hong Kong Showcase Auction. Time is running short, so if you are interested in consigning your coins and paper currency (whether a whole collection or a single rarity) be sure to contact one of our consignment directors.

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Stack's Bowers Galleries conducts live, internet, and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company's 90-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and currency collections to ever cross an auction block — The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Joel R. Anderson Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection, The Sydney F. Martin Collection, and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Pinnacle Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Salton Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, and The Thos. H. Law Collection. The company is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California with galleries in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. Offices are also located in New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, Hong Kong, Paris, and Vancouver.

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