What is your earliest coin with the date on it ?

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Dave The Slave
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Wondering when they started adding the date to British coins.
Imagine 1500`s unless you know differently.
My oldest date inscribed coin is 1569.
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/955734
What`s yours ?
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1567 sixpence. My first hammered :thumbsup:
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My oldest hammered with date on is a Lizzy sixpence dated 1561, and like Figgis was my first ever hammered coin, so holds fond memories for me.
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Don`t know as its long departed. :lol: I tend not to keep them .
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Looking on the Numista site appears the earliest date appears to be 1554 Philip and Mary, Shillings and Threepences. Unless you know differently. Then a gap until 1561, of which Reiver has an example.
Did come across a European coin of 1484 ?
Now i wonder if any of you have found a 1554 date on a coin.
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I'm not entirely sure but I dug a 1578 Lizzy threepence this year. :thumbsup:
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Coins issued under Edward VI, but they were in Roman numerals. Then 1551 in Arabic according to Spinks book.

Not found anything dated that old myself. 1561 is my earliest.
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1561 Elizabeth 1st penny . My first hammered coin .
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Ah, but who's got a coin with the month of issue on it as well as the date, I have! :D
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Dave The Slave wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 5:42 pm Looking on the Numista site appears the earliest date appears to be 1554 William and Mary, Shillings and Threepences.
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William and Mary reined from 1689 so not sure where that 1554 date comes from? Maybe a different William and Mary????

Like others here my earliest dated coin is a Elizabeth 1 ...I don't have it to hand to check, but if IRC, I think it dates to the late 1590's....
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I have a rather nice Philip and Mary Sixpence - S2506 dated 1556 :thumbsup:
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Pete E wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 9:44 am William and Mary reined from 1689 so not sure where that 1554 date comes from? Maybe a different William and Mary????

Like others here my earliest dated coin is a Elizabeth 1 ...I don't have it to hand to check, but if IRC, I think it dates to the late 1590's....
Quite right Pete. :clapping:
In the few seconds between reading and writing, had used the wrong Monarch.
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Dave The Slave wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 1:47 pm Quite right Pete. :clapping:
In the few seconds between reading and writing, had used the wrong Monarch.
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No worries mate :thumbsup: ...My memory being what it is these days, I was wracking my brains trying to come up with another "William and Mary" lol

With regards "Mary and Philip" I never even knew they had coins struck, so I will now have to do some reading on those...that's what I love about the hobby and the forum: every day's a school day! :thumbsup:
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