England (1430-31) groat S-1859
This specimen was lot 29828 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description noted, "Henry VI (1st Reign, 1422-61) Groat 1430-31 MS62 NGC, Calais mint, Rosette-Mascle issue. Highly iridescent overtones to deep-gray cabinet tone accentuate the excellent strike of this piece. Stunning." The groat was struck during the reign of Henry VI over several issues and several mints (London, Calais and York). This specimen is attributed to Calais by the "VILLA CALISIE" engraved in Gothic script on the reverse. Average circulated specimens are available for a tenth of the price of this gem.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: S-1859, North-1446.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.
- 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.