England (1422-27) 1/2 noble Fr-113

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 24864
England c1422 half noble rev H3032-24864.jpg

This specimen was lot 24864 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $5,287.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Henry VI (First Reign, 1422-61) gold Half Noble ND, Annulet issue of 1422-27, Lis mm (used 1422-60), London, XF45 NGC, a lovely example with clear details, struck on a full flan, smooth even wear, golden toning." The noble was introduced by Edward III as part of a monetary reform and was tariffed at eighty pence (6 shillings 8 pence) and was the first gold coin to circulate in several centuries. In 1412 the noble was reduced from 120 grains to 108 grains.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: gold, 54 grains (3.5 g).

Catalog reference: S-1805, North-1417, Fr-113.


  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.

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