Great Britain Penny Rosa Sine Spina  1547 to 1603
Great Britain Penny Rosa Sine Spina 1547 to 1603

'Rosa sine spina' means 'rose without a thorn' and this legend graces various coins of King Edward VI and Queen Elizabeth I of Great Britain. The specific coin with the 'civitas London' (city of London) inscription is a penny struck at the London mint in 1551.

The picture comes from Baldwin's in London, and we are grateful for their permission to use their image on CoinQuest.

As with all such coins, each coin stands on its own merits. Some very rough catalog values go like this:

worn: $100 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $220
well preserved: $450

Catalog values are generally inflated values. Please read our page on this subject at the Important Terminology link (upper left).

Coin: 16452 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Nechelle, Fri, 31-Jan-2014 12:37:58 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 01-Feb-2014 15:39:41 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sun, 17-Jan-2016 19:39:30 GMT
Requester description: Rosa sini spina mdg on one side Civitas London on other side Full blown rose picture one side and shield on other Unknown
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Having found a well-preserved copy of this coin, I wonder what to do with it? How do I sell this? On ebay? Can anyone help? - Jeff
eBay does not allow copies of coins on their site. You can take out a free ad on CoinQuest and see if anyone answers you. Free ads are under the 'Buy and Sell Coins' button. - CoinQuest (Paul)




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