Henry I Penny

This coin is from a group of four sent in by Clint Baker. It’s a very attractive type XIV penny of Henry I. Pennies of this king certainly aren’t as rare as they used to but they are still difficult to locate.

On the reverse of this coin what can be seen of the legend reads +ALFRED – – – – -D: (I’ve left dashes on the uncertain area). The moneyer is obviously Alfred and even though I can’t be absolutely certain, the mint is more likely to be London than anywhere else.

Valuation

Both sides of the coin have been struck off centred but it is otherwise good VF for the issue. Its condition is so crisp that it can have been in circulation for only a very short time before it was lost. What’s it worth? Well, in one of the leading salerooms it could sell for around £800.

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