Edward III Silver Halfpenny 4th Coinage 1351-1377
Denomination: Silver halfpenny
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
- Product Code: 20120705
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