Henry III, penny

This is another coin from Michael Young’s collection of detecting finds. It is a voided long cross penny of Henry III, about which Michael wanted further details.

It’s a coin of class 3ab. If the full legend on the reverse was visible then it would read NIC OLE ONL VND, so the moneyer is Nicole and the mint London.  The full name of this moneyer is Nicholas of St. Albans.

This penny has a large flat area on both sides but the areas where the dies have impressed the coin are near VF. This could be a case of the silver disc being thinner in one quarter than elsewhere. The end result is three quarters being struck up whilst the other quarter has remained flat.

Valuation

Even with the defective area the moneyer and mint are visible, so this Henry III penny could still be worth around £45.

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