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Posthumous Irish Groat of Henry VIII

Christopher Thornton asked for a valuation on the Irish hammered silver coin pictured here.

On the obverse is the old head of Henry VIII but this and other similar coins were struck when Edward VI was king. It’s a groat, which copies the design of English issues of this denomination. The bust on the obverse is Tower type 6. On the reverse the legend reads CIVI TAS DVB LINIE and the mint mark (on this side only) is a letter P.

In Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands this groat is listed as number 6488. I can remember seeing only one other Irish goat of Edward VI as a detecting find.


The coin is weak in places and would grade only Fair to Fine. However, a plus point is the fact that it is Irish, so my price range would be £60-80.

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