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Edward IV groat

This hammered silver coin was unearthed recently by Pawel Ptaszynski. It’s an Edward IV groat, which is a denomination popular with both detectorists and numismatists. It was retrieved from a pasture field in the York area.

The coin was struck during the second reign of Edward IV. In 1461 Henry VI (a Lancastrian) was deposed and replaced by Edward of York. In October of 1470, after falling out with the Earl of Warwick, King Edward was forced to flee the country and Henry VI was restored to the throne. However, after a few battles and the death of the Earl of Warwick, in April of 1471 King Henry was deposed and Edward regained the throne.

The groat found by Pawel was struck at London during the second reign of Edward IV. It is an example of type XVII with mint mark pierced cross on both sides. On the obverse there is a small fleur de lis on each cusp of the treasure except over the crown. In the Standard Catalogue the type is listed as number 2098.


Pawel’s find would grade good Fine but the reverse is rather double struck, which is a minus point. In its present state of preservation my price range would be £100 to £120.

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