Reproduction Henry VIII Groat

  • Product Code: H8COIN
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  • £4.00

Obverse: Crowned bearded bust of Henry VIII turned to right, wearing a cloak fastened by a brooch with two strings. Text around HENRIC 8 DI GRA AGL FRANCE Z HIB REX.

Reverse: Quartered royal arms over long cross fourchée, annulets in fork-ends. Text around POSVI DEV ADIVTOE MEV (I have made God my helper).

History: This coin was made when open debasement of coinage began in 1544 to help finance Henry's wars. A second mint was also opened in the Tower.

Date: Mintmark Lis, Tower of London. Third coinage 1544-47

Diameter: 2.2cm

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