Elizabeth I pattern groat

A pattern for a groat, designed by Charles Anthony. This pattern, along with one for a penny, was produced in 1601 for a proposed copper coinage which was never realised during Elizabeth’s reign. Only two examples in gold are known.

Spink say of the coin “a breathtaking canon of Tudor portraiture and most enchanting image of the Elizabethan form, struck on coin alignment with a light ochre tone overlying quite brilliant fields, extremely fine, of the highest rarity with only two recorded in gold, a truly momentous occasion being the first appearance at public auction since October 1956 and a Gold pattern that has evaded even the finest Numismatic cabinets both past and present

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