Edward VI (1547-53), gold Sovereign, second period (Jan. 1549-Apr. 1550), struck in crown gold of 22 carat at Twenty Shillings face value, Southwark Mint, crowned facing full-length seated figure of King on throne, holding orb and upright sword, cherub supporters on throne arms, linear inner and beaded outer circles surrounding with Latin legend both sides, initial mark Y, EDWARD; VI: D; G; AGL; FRAN; ET: hIB; REX*: rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, lion supporter to left, dragon supporter to right, ER on banner below, Y IHS; AVTEM. TRANSIENS. PER MEDI; ILLOR: IBAT. weight 10.90g (Schneider 685; N.1906; S.2433). Well struck obverse, a little weaker in parts of reverse, some tiny surface marks and nicks mainly in fields, otherwise good very fine and better than usually encountered, rare as such and very desirable.