Elizabeth I, Third issue, Sixpence, mm. star, trefoil, 3.14g (S 6508, DF 253). Weak in places and scratched on shield, nearly very fine, toned

Irish Coin Daily: Elizabeth I, Third issue, Sixpence, mm. Trefoil

Date: c. 1601-02 Description: Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third issue, debased silver Sixpence, issued c. 1601-02. The reason for this coinage was to deny good silver to the rebels in the north of Ireland so they would not have anything with which to buy arms from abroad. The idea was to flood Ireland with base money…