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Gold angel of Henry VII

Images of this coin came in from Martin Depear and it is a very recent find. As far as I know, this is the very first hammered gold coin that Martin has ever unearthed. It must have been a truly wonderful moment when it was retrieved from a freshly dug hole.

Martin’s find is a gold angel of Henry VII. It has mint mark cross crosslet on both sides and is an example of type IV, which is listed in the Standard Catalogue as number 2186.


The coin would grade about VF but is slightly short of flan. It might be slightly clipped but the only way to check this would be to weight it. The market for hammered gold coins has been very strong for several years and there are no signs of any weakness today. In its present condition this rather attractive Henry VII angel should be worth around £2,000 to a collector.

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