Henry I penny

This is another find from the large batch sent in by Tony Hollis. It’s a rare penny of Henry I, so it counts as a really good find.

Unfortunately, its state of preservation isn’t good, as there is a large piece missing from the edge. However, what I can say with certainty is that the coin is an example of Henry I class 10.

On the obverse there is a flat area, which obscures the face of King Henry. There is a corresponding flat area on the reverse and the only letters in the legend that show up well are EL, which could be part of the moneyer’s name or part of the mint signature.

Valuation

Few detectorists ever manage to unearth a penny of Henry I, so Tony has done well to find this example. Sadly, in its present condition my highest price range would be £60 – £80.

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