15 March 2001
Henry VIII, Farthing, 0.16g., third coinage, Tower, no m.m., H D G RVTIL ROSA, trefoil stops, rose in centre, rev. DEO GRACIAS, long cross with pellet in each angle (Whitton -; N. -; S.2388A), a superb coin, toned, full and round, almost extremely fine, unique
Purchased Spink, 1993
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Published in Spink Numismatic Circular, November 1994, p.399, this completely new type omits the portcullis design found on all other Henry VIII Farthings and has the condensed title, H D G, characteristic of the third coinage.
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