15 March 2001
Henry VIII, Groat, 2.07g., posthumous, Tower, m.m. grapple on rev. only, bust 6, reads HENRIC VIII, Lombardic/Roman lettering, square pellet stops on obv. only, rev. rose in forks (Laker J; Whitton (d) var.; N.1871 var.; S.2403 var.), scratched on face, about fine, extremely rare, unpublished as a facing bust Groat reading HENRIC VIII
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Whitton records one coin, reading HENRIC 8, with Lombardic letters on the obverse, p.299 and pl.xix, 7, and suggests it foreshadows the fount of Edward VI's fine coinage of 1551.
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