Mary I & Philip Shilling, 1554 - was the first English coin to bear a double portrait.

Mary I & Philip Shilling, 1554 - was the first English coin to bear a double portrait.

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Butterfly Coin Keyrings Set (one pair)  Made from a single Old British One Penny piece   The year of the coin will vary, however you can request a particular year and I will do my upmost to find the year of your choice. One pennies (1d) were made up to 1967 and I have a selection which date from 1900  Sets can also be made in any combination of Keyring and Pendant on an ajustable cotton cord.

Butterfly Coin Keyrings Set (one pair) Made from a single Old British One Penny piece The year of the coin will vary, however you can request a particular year and I will do my upmost to find the year of your choice. One pennies (1d) were made up to 1967 and I have a selection which date from 1900 Sets can also be made in any combination of Keyring and Pendant on an ajustable cotton cord.

About 2,700 years old. From western Turkey, this could be the oldest coin found to date. In the British Museum. Made with electrum, an alloy of gold and silver.

About 2,700 years old. From western Turkey, this could be the oldest coin found to date. In the British Museum. Made with electrum, an alloy of gold and silver.

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Testoon of Henry VIII. The forerunner of the shilling, the testoon, was produced in extremely small quantities, probably around 1489, and the fact that there are only three known dies for this issue shows that the coins were not made for general circulation. They were probably trial pieces or patterns. The testoon was struck in quantity during the last part of the reign of Henry VIII, with The Tower, Southwark, and Bristol mints producing testoons in 1544–1551.

Testoon of Henry VIII. The forerunner of the shilling, the testoon, was produced in extremely small quantities, probably around 1489, and the fact that there are only three known dies for this issue shows that the coins were not made for general circulation. They were probably trial pieces or patterns. The testoon was struck in quantity during the last part of the reign of Henry VIII, with The Tower, Southwark, and Bristol mints producing testoons in 1544–1551.

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