England (1473-77) groat

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 23015
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This specimen was lot 23015 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $312. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Groat, ND (1473-77). London Mint. Edward IV, Second Reign (1471-83). PCGS AU-53 Secure Holder. Cross mintmark, trefoils on cusps. Choice for the issue, displaying bold central design features and richly toned surfaces that are without any major instances of handling. A great collector coin." This type was struck 1471-77 at London. The cross with four pellets mintmark was used 1473-77. A later type shows a rose on the king's breast ([[S-2100). The groat (cognate of "great", meaning large) was four pence.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: S-2096.


  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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