1430-1431 Half-Groat – Henry VI


The 1430-1431 Half-Groat - Henry VI

Silver Half-Groat of the first reign of Henry VI, struck around 1430-1431. Diameter 21mm and weighs 1.9g. Rosette-mascle issue. Calais mint (cross V). SCBC: 1862. North 1448.

The Obverse shows a crowned bust, facing. Tressure of arches. Trefoils at cusps. Legend "h?nRIC’ · DI’ · GRΛ · R?X ◊ ΛnGL · Z · F". Rosette stops.

The Reverse says POSVI (rosette) D?Vm : Λ DIVTOR ?’ · m?Vm/VIL ◊LΛ : CΛLI SI? (rosette) (saltire and double saltire stops) Long cross with trefoil in quarters.

This coin graded Good VF.

Image credit: CNG Coins


Mintage: Not known
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Henry VI (1422-1471)
Classification: Second House of Lancaster (Plantagenet)

Henry VI was King of England from 1422 to 1461 and again from 1470 to 1471. He was the disputed King of France from 1422 to 1453.

Henry was born to Henry V of England and Catherine of Valois (their only child) on 6 December 1421 at Windsor. He became King aged just 9 months. He reigned from 6 December 1421 until 21 May 1471 but in two reigns (1422-1461 and 1470-1471). He died at the Tower of London on 21 May 1471.
General Description: Groat
The Groat is an old coin worth four pence. It was found in England, Ireland and Scotland. The English Groat can be traced back to Edward I and was minted (not every year) up until Victoria although the fourpence coin is still minted today for use in Maundy sets.
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
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Henry VI Groat 1422-30
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Very nice Henry VI Groat, Annulet issue , 1422-30, Calais .
Very nice Henry VI Groat, Annulet issue , 1422-30, Calais .
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KING HENRI VI silver hammered half groat annulet issue Calais.
KING HENRI VI silver hammered half groat annulet issue Calais.
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Henry VI (6th) Groat
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1422-71 Henry VI (6th) Silver Hammered GROAT Calais Mint
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1422 - 1430 HENRY VI ANNVLET COINAGE HAMMERED SILVER GROAT USED CONDITION
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