England (1461-64) groat

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Goldberg sale 84, lot 4191
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This specimen was lot 4191 in Goldberg sale 84 (Los Angeles, January 2015), where it sold for $3,055. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Groat, ND. Edward IV, 1461-1470. Heavy coinage (1461-1464). Mint mark rose. Quatrefoils by neck and crescent on breast. Practically as struck, with a portrait of Edward IV which is as impressively detailed as any we have ever see. Crack in planchet near the bottom. This coin is now scarce in any grade - the current catalogue price for VF is $950(£575). There is no pricing for EF or higher grades. Sharpness of About Uncirculated." The groat (cognate of "great", meaning large) was four pence.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: S.1972.


  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 84: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.

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