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Henry VIII Posthumous Silver Halfgroat Tower Mint, 1547-49

Denomination: Silver halfgroat

Period: Tudor, Edward VI coinage in the name of his father

Date: 1547-49

Origin: Tower of London mint

Condition: Fine for type

Obverse: Bust 1, crowned, three-quarter facing right, HENRIC 8 D G AGL FRA Z HIB REX (or similar)

Reverse: Arrow initial mark, POSVI legend for Tower mint, flat-topped shield of royal arms

Size and Weight: 20mm, 0.97g

References: Sear 2410

Features and Provenance: Comes with old ticket and Seaby packet.

On the death of Henry in January 1547, Edward, his only legitimate son became Edward VI. Sadly Edward's mother, Jane Seymour, died twelve days after the birth; the reasons for this are still debated. Henry proclaimed Edward as his successor in his will, but also Mary and Elizabeth and within eleven years they had all taken the throne. Initially it seems that Henry was the doting father, but he was split between having Edward at court, where he could catch any infection, or, protecting him. He chose the latter, and Edward's days were spent being schooled and he rarely saw his father. Edward became king at the tender age of ten, but died only six years later. 



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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