England (1509-24) groat

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 13174
England c1509 groat rev P177-13174.jpg

This specimen was lot 13174 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $734. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. England. Groat, ND (1509-26). NGC EF-45. Henry VIII (1509-26). First Coinage. Bust of Henry VII. Minted in London. Pheon, castle and portcullis. Toned." This groat, or fourpence, bearing the bust of the king's father, still looks medieval. The groat was introduced in the late middle ages as increased commerce required a larger coin than the silver penny. This type was also issued in Tournai (S-2317).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: S-2316; North-1762.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.
  • 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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