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London groat of Edward IV

Robert Zarrillo asked me to identify this hammered silver coin and provide him with an estimate of its grade of preservation.

The coin is a London groat of Edward IV, which was struck during this king’s second reign. On the obverse there are fleurs on the cusps of the tressure, except on the king’s breast and over his crown. The mint mark on this side is a cross and the stops are double saltires.

On the reverse there is a rose after POSVI and another blurred rose after ADIVTORE. The mint mark is a cross with a pellet in one angle and the stops, where there are any, are double saltires.

This groat is an example of class XVIII and will have been struck between 1477 and 1480. In the Standard Catalogue it is listed as number 2098. Several different varieties are known, mostly to do with the identity and placing of punctuation marks.

The obverse would grade about VF, the reverse is slightly better. It’s a rare variety and would be a welcome addition to any collection of hammered silver coins.

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