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York penny of Henry V

John Lashmar sent in this hammered silver coin and asked for a full ID and a valuation.

Firstly, this is a silver penny of Henry V. On the obverse there is a mullet to the left of the king’s crown and a trefoil to the right. The legend on the reverse reads CIVI TAS EBO RACI and there is a quatrefoil in the centre, so it was struck for an archbishop rather than the king.

The dies used to strike the coin are not quite up to the standard of those made in London and sent to York. Therefore, this penny is an example of a York penny of series F, which was struck from dies produced locally for the Archbishop of York (Standard Catalogue number 1788).

Valuation

This penny is short of flan, which is often the case and the obverse has been struck well off centre but it is otherwise good Fine for the issue.  Pricewise, I’d say around £50.

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