Advertisement

Medieval Great Britain Henry VIII Groat  1544 to 1547
Medieval Great Britain Henry VIII Groat 1544 to 1547

The coin in our main picture at the upper left, is really quite something. You never see them this nice. The King's face and features are fully defined and the coin has excellent eye appeal. This specimen sold for $3800 during a 2014 auction by Fritz Rudolph Kunker in Osnabruck, Germany. The Kunker coin and its high price are an exception. Most of these old silver groats (4 pence) catalog as follows:

worn: $100 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $300
well preserved: $800

To give a little more insight into pricing, the image at the right has two specimens, labeled (1) and (2). The first (1) coin is pretty well beat up. It is very worn and has apparently been cleaned with an abrasive tool, as noted by the streak marks across the king's face. The (1) coin would probably sell retail for $50 US dollars. The second coin is much more desirable. Some detail remains and there is no damage other than wear. The (2) coin would probably sell retail for $500.

Coin: 19585 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Colin Henderson, Wed, 15-Jul-2015 20:43:16 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 16-Jul-2015 20:01:36 GMT
Requester description: Front of coin has picture of a King (with crown) facing towards viewer. edges of coin are not even.
Rear of coin has a shield shaped coat of arms with fleur de lis in top left and bottom right quadrant, pictures in other segments not clear.

I believe the coin is a Henry VIII Groat.
Tags: medieval great britain henry viii groat midieval mediaeval britaain uk brit brittan brittrex brittain england britian britt english britan british britsh brittish henri henrig henrik hendrik heinrich henricvs henr heinricvs henricvsii king crown towards toward shield coat arms fleur flower lis quadrant kings roi rois rey crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera sheild coats shiled crests shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon insignia arm shelid crested crest chevron creast shields florets blossom fler fleurs lises petals leis lisse flowerettes flur folwers stems trefoils floral lily petels orchid posy bouquet flowers fllower flour orcid bud lilly lei petal bloomed trefoil floret floer stem flowery lilys fluer fleures pedals quadrants beard hair circle ring tee goty goatee gotee whiskers beared bearded whisker beareded wiskers hairdo hairline circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet circles circlr circal citcle encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled cirlce circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed

  

Advertisement

Advertisement

Copyright 2009 to 2016 CoinQuest.com
all rights reserved.
Fri, 20-Jan-2017 05:49:19 GMT, unknown: 12736545