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Edward III Silver Halfpenny 4th Coinage 1351-1377

Denomination: Silver halfpenny

Period: Plantagenets

Date: 1351-1377

Origin: London mint

Condition: Nearly very fine, small scuffed area on obverse

Obverse: Facing crowned bust, legend with annulet stops EDWARDVS o REX o AN

Reverse: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter, closed 'C' in legend CIVI TAS LON DON

Size and Weight: 15mm, 0.43g

References: Sear 1607

Features and Provenance:  It has been calculated by a genealogist, that nearly every Briton is related to Edward III! Whether true or not, he and his wife, Phillippa of Hainault had eight sons and five daughters, so they made a significant contribution to the gene pool. 

During his reign the Black Death, caused by bubonic plague was rife, killing 200 million people world-wide. It lasted for four years and three of Edward's children died. It is estimated that between 25 and 45 percent of the entire population died and the death toll was highest within the peasantry.

The heavens for the NHS and modern medicine.

 

 

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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