There are several variations of Edward IV silver groats.
This silver groat is dated 1465-1466, and depicts the sun mintmark on both sides of the coin. This groat us from the light coinage of Edward IV.
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It seems that the word groat originated from the Italian grosso meaning large, after the coin of that name first issued in Venice in 1201. The Venetian grosso was originally valued at 24 pence (piccioli), but later rose to 32 pence. English groats were first issued in 1279, and have always been issued as 4 pence.
Edward IV was the head of the Yorkist Dynasty, who deposed the Lancastrian King Henry VI in 1461 and claimed the throne for himself, he was briefly deposed in 1470 but reinstated the following year, reigning until his death in 1483.
The different variations can be distinguished by the designs on the obverse and reverse.
The sun mintmark represents years 1465-6. The variations include quatrefoils, trefoils or crosses at the neck of the portrait, and sometimes none at all. There are also marks to reprsent the city mint. A "B" on the breast will indicate Bristol, "C" for Coventry and "∩" for Norwich and "ε" for York.
We have listed the details on the obverse and reverse of the groats we have in stock under the obverse and reverse fields.
Spink Ref, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2011.
The typical facing portrait of the time, mintmark sun, rosette stops and quatrefoils at the neck.
EDWARD DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC DNS HIBERNIE
Inscriptions in two outer circles, inner circles with 3 pellets, mintmark sun.
|Issuing Monarch||Edward IV (1461-1470)|
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