15 March 2001
Henry VII, Halfgroat, 1.40g., profile issue, London, m.m. lis on rev. only, reads HENRIC DI GRA, omitting king's numeral, saltire stops, oranmental A's on both sides, rev. cross-end no.10 (P & W p.115, no.1; N.1748; S.2260), faint scratches on both sides, otherwise about very fine and full, excessively rare
British Museum Duplicates
F A Walters, Sotheby, 24 October 1932, lot 390
V J E Ryan, Glendining, 22 January 1952, lot 974
D Dupree, collection purchased by Spink, 1989
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Potter and Winstanley place this as the very first profile Halfgroat and equate it with the experimental tentative Groats. There are three known specimens, one being in the British Museum.
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