For sale is this scarce 1703 Queen Anne silver sixpence with VIGO under the bust trunk. The obverse of this coin was designed by John Croker.
The word ‘VIGO’ below the bust indicates that the silver used to strike this coin was captured from the Spanish treasure fleet at the Battle of Vigo Bay in 1702. (known as the Battle of Rande). This adds to the importance and history of this particular coin.
The condition of the coin is good to very fine. As time goes on these coins are becoming rarer and this Queen Anne silver sixpence would sit very nicely among any coin collection as it’s 300 years old, made from silver raided from Spanish ships and dating from the time of the rise of the British Empire.