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Halfgroat of Edward III

This coin came in from Bill Wiggins, who added the following comment: “A beautiful cold but sunny day with my best friend, Lexie, a 14 year old Border Collie. To make it even better, I found this beautiful halfgroat.”

Bill’s find is a London halfgroat of Edward III, which was struck during series E of the fourth coinage. In the Standard Catalogue it is listed as number 1576.


The obverse has been struck off centre and the king’s face is a bit weak but this side is otherwise in about VF condition. The reverse is also about VF but it is double struck in the DON quarter. It’s still a nice looking coin but with the defects just mentioned I would price it no higher than £60.

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