Edward IV, groat

This coin came in from the brother-in-law of the finder, who wished to remain anonymous. I was asked to provide a full ID and a valuation.

The coin is a very nice London groat of Edward IV, which shows no sign whatsoever being in the ground for a number of centuries. On the obverse there are quatrefoils by the king’s neck and the mint mark on both sides is a crown. Therefore, this groat was struck during the light coinage of Edward IV’s first reign. It is an example of Blunt and Whitton type VII and is listed in the Standard Catalogue as number 2000. 

Valuation

This coin would grade VF, has good eye appeal and would be a welcome addition to any numismatic collection. If offered for sale at auction I would expect the hammer price to be at least £200.

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