Edward VI Crown of 1551 Fine silver issue. Date below king on horseback. Rev: shield on cross.The silver crown of Edward VI featured a striking image of the king on horseback on the obverse, and a shield and "long cross" (i.e. extending to the edges of the coin) on the reverse. It was also the first English coin to feature the date in Arabic (i.e. ordinary) numerals as opposed to Latin numerals.