• Obverse of Henry III Hammered Silver Penny
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  • Obverse of Henry III Hammered Silver Penny
  • Reverse of Henry III Hammered Silver Penny
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Henry III Hammered Silver Penny

Hammered silver penny issued during the reign of Henry III (1216 - 1272). 

£275.00

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Henry III Coinage

Featured is a Long Cross Penny of Henry III, who initiated a great recoinage during his reign to restrike England's old worn, clipped issues and introduce a new design which was intended to make clipping more obvious, and thus discourage the practice. As a result of the fact that these pennies were produced in vast quantities from melting down earlier issues, they tend to be some of the most common and affordable types of English hammered coins.

Reverse

The previous "short cross" pennies were replaced with "long cross" versions. This helped to prevent the coins from being clipped.