England (1461-64) groat
This specimen was lot 4191 in Goldberg sale 84 (Los Angeles, January 2015), where it sold for $3,055. The catalog description 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.
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.
- 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.