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Edward IV groat

This is another coin from the collection built up over many years by John Lashmar. Most of the hammered silver coins found by detectorists are the low denominations but occasionally a larger specimen turns up, like this one.

John’s latest find is a London groat of Edward IV. It was struck during the first reign of this king and is an example of the light coinage. On the obverse there are quatrefoils by the king’s neck and on both sides the mint mark is a crown.  


Groats of this type are listed in the Standard Catalogue as number 2020. The example unearthed by John would grade about VF and in its present condition my price range would be £100 – £120.

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