England (1553-54) 4 pence
This specimen was lot 31322 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $705. The catalog description noted, "Mary Groat ND (1553-54), Pomegranate mm, AU50 NGC. Deeply toned with a strong strike on the upper-right quarter of the obverse, emphasizing the crown of Queen Mary." The second groat (S-2508) of 1554-58 referred to Philip and Mary in the obverse legend.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: S-2492.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 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.