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Lot 30614

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30614
Date (1509-26)
Country Great Britain
Service Catalog # 754121
Denomination Groat
Description Henry VIII (1509-47) Groat ND, S-2316, AU58 NGC. 1st Coinage of 1509-26. Portcullis Crowned mm. Struck at London near the beginning of this famous reign, and made of fine silver, this gorgeous coin continued the old profile-right portrait of Henry VII, father of this king, but altered the regal legend slightly. It now reads HENRIC VIII with the shepherd's crook and a saltire as stops. The coin itself is exceptional in all respects: broad full flan, boldly struck details, full legends and nearly complete outer beaded rims, choice surfaces, residual luster, and simply "perfect" rich golden gray iridescent patina. A wonderful coin! Realized $1,997.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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