||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.