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Henry VI Silver Halfpenny Leaf-Pellet Issue 1445-54

Denomination: Silver halfpenny

Period: Lancastrian

Date: 1445-1454

Origin: London mint

Condition: Fine+, but portion broken away loosing initial mark and scrape to obverse

Obverse: Facing crowned bust, leaf on breast and pellets by crown, legend HENRIC REX ANGLI

Reverse: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter and two quarters with extra pellet, CIVI TAS LON DON

Size and Weight: 13mm

References: Sear 1928/29

Features and Provenance: Henry reigned twice as king of England, from 1422 to 1461 and then again 1470 to 71. He inherited the long running 'Hundred Years War' where the rights to the French throne were contested, but he was also a pawn in the battle between the Lancastrians and Yorkists for the throne. He is the only English monarch to be crowned the king of France too, as Henry II, in 1431. He was rather an ineffectual king and by 1453 had lost all French territories except Calais. Suffering constantly with mental health issues, he died in 1471.

 

 

Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades in between

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear, all parts of legend etc present, visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of legend etc present, but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible

 

 

 

 

 

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