Joe F. writes: I have a coin that has a date of 1707. it is silver about the size of a 50 cent piece. The front has a picture of Queen Anne and has written ANNA DEI GRATIA with a E under the picture. The back has 4 shields 4 crowns and has written MAG BRI ER ET HIB REG 1707. What is this and does it have value other than silver content?
Sounds like a Great Britain Half Crown of Queen Anne. The “E” represents the Edinburgh Mint. The Latin legend translates as Queen of Great Britain, Scotland and Ireland 1707. The coin is usually found between VG and EF grades and will bring approximately $20-$350 depending on grade.