TUDOR. Elizabeth I. 1558-1603. AV Pound (37mm, 11.23 g, 4h). Sixth coinage, crown gold. Tower (London) mint; im: woolpack. Struck 1594-1596. (woolpack) ELIZABETH'· D'· G'· ANG'· FRA'· ET · HI'· REGINA ·, crowned bust left, wearing ruff / (woolpack) · SCVTVM · FIDEI · PROTEGIT · EAM ·, crowned coat-of-arms; E R flanking. Brown & Comber F9; Schneider 799 var. (legends); North 2008; SCBC 2534. In NGC encapsulation 6522064-001, graded MS 63. Top Pop. Delicate peach blossom toning over near pristine fields. A crisply struck coin with excellent detail. Rare and highly desirable in this state. .
From the Malthouse Collection.