England (1554-58) groat

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 ANA sale, lot 23024
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This specimen was lot 23024 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $480. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Groat, ND (1554-58). Philip and Mary (1554-58). PCGS Genuine--Corrosion Removed, AU Details Secure Holder. Bust of Mary left, lis mintmark. Well centered and boldly struck with rich tone over both sides that helps to disguise several areas that are granular textured due to past corrosion. From the John Whitney Walter Collection. Ex: Stack's auction, December 7-8, 1989." This is the second of two groats issued during Mary's reign; the first featured the queen with no reference to Philip (S-2492).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: S-2508; N-1973.


  • 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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