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    A Beautiful Representative of the First Groat of England

    Edward I (1272-1307) Groat (4 Pence) ND (1279-1307) AU50 NGC, London mint, Variety B, S-1379b, N-1008 (VR), Fox-6. 5.70gm. Variety featuring crown with four crescents carrying pearl ornaments, large face with flat hair, rosette in center of drapery, and triple pellet stops. +ЄDWARDVS: D'I: GRA': RЄX: AnGL': (triple pellet stops), crowned bust facing; rosette to left and right; all within quadrilobe with small flower in spandrels / :DN'S | ?IBn' | Є DVX | AQVT // LOn | DOn | IA C | IVI (triple pellet stop at beginning of legend), long cross fleurée with trefoil in each quarter. A highly attractive piece, featuring a strong strike and only a few light edge cracks. Steel gray dominates the toning, but some hints of cobalt and goldenrod are evident. Most importantly, this wondrous specimen has survived intact without any of the typical problems which plague the type. This large size silver denomination was introduced under Edward I in 1279, appearing alongside the still relatively new and redesigned long-cross Penny, as well as the 1/2 Penny and Farthing, and it quickly proved to be unpopular in terms of daily circulation and monetary use. However, they were revered as decorative objects, and quite commonly covered with a layer of gilt and/or mounted for ornamentation. Untouched examples such as the present piece are an incredible rarity and deserve a great deal of attention and focus, and it is a highly interesting and important piece within British numismatics.
    Ex. Stack Collection (Sotheby's, April 1999, Lot 703); Christie's (February 1989, Lot 211)
    From the Penn Collection




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    January, 2021
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
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