||Elizabeth I Crown ND, North-2012, MS62 NGC. 7th Issue (sterling, 1601-02), S-2582, mm 1 (normally considered to stand for 1601). A beautifully toned (silvery gold with blue iridescence) and fully round coin having a splendid reverse and a very clear "1" mintmark. On the obverse the portrait of Elizabeth is poorly impressed, her facial features indistinct, and typical annealing cracks are evident across the flan; the date "1" on this side as well as the legend and the remainder of the portrait, however, are clear. The Latin version of Psalm liv.4 translates as "I have made God my helper," a legend common during Tudor times. Elizabeth's silver crowns were among the largest and, in their day, least often seen coins; most were owned only by nobility because of their considerable value.
Realized $7,050.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.