1461-1470 Groat – Edward IV (York)


The 1461-1470 Groat - Edward IV (York)

Silver Groat of King Edward IV minted at the York Mint between 1461 and 1470. There are a lot of variations in groats of this period.

The Obverse shows a portrait facing front. Quatrefoils by neck.

The Reverse shows a long cross over concentric circles of legends. Pellets in centre quarters.

Image credit: American Numismatic Society


Mintage: Not known
Minted at Provincial mints.
Edward IV (1461-1470 and 1471-1483)
Classification: House of York (Plantagenet). Ruled 1461-1470 and 1471-1483.

Edward IV was born in Rouen, Normandy (France) on 28 April 1442 to Richard, 3rd Duke of York, and Cecily Neville. Both parents were direct descendants of Edward III.

He succession was often disputed and not all of the Dukes accepted him, culminating to him going into exile in France in 1470. He returned a year later and ruled until his death on 9 April 1483 (aged 40).
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: Provincial mints
Not all mints are located in a single place. From the Roman days through to the middle ages it was easier to have local moneyers (trusted people who were allowed to mint coins) rather than make the coins centrally and then have the security and logistics problem of distribution.

There were often dozens of mints, sometimes all making the same coin. The variations and mintmarks are exciting for numismatists, although sometimes it takes an expert to analyse them.

Most English Provincial Mints began to close after 1279 when the Royal Mint opened The Tower Mint (called so as it was housed at the Tower of London), although some continued working for much longer. The central mint gave the King and the Master of the Royal Mint much more control over the production and quality of English coinage.
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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Edward IV York mint groat mm sun (Spink 2012) no stops on reverse
Edward IV York mint groat mm sun (Spink 2012) no stops on reverse
£ 65.00
EDWARD IV SILVER GROAT, 1ST REIGN, LIGHT COINAGE 1464-70, S.2000, VF, SEE PHOTOS
EDWARD IV SILVER GROAT, 1ST REIGN, LIGHT COINAGE 1464-70, S.2000, VF, SEE PHOTOS
£ 180.00
Edward IV Hammered Silver Groat - Rose on Breast  - Spink 2001 - mm Rose
Edward IV Hammered Silver Groat - Rose on Breast - Spink 2001 - mm Rose
£ 115.00
SILVER GROAT OF EDWARD IV, SECOND REIGN, LONDON MINT, 1480-1483. S. 2100.
SILVER GROAT OF EDWARD IV, SECOND REIGN, LONDON MINT, 1480-1483. S. 2100.
£ 195.00
Rare Edward IV Groat Lombardic E on breast , 1464-1470 York
Rare Edward IV Groat Lombardic E on breast , 1464-1470 York
£ 140.00
Edward iv hammered silver Groat  Bristol mint  mm Sun  S2004
Edward iv hammered silver Groat Bristol mint mm Sun S2004
£ 275.00
Edward IV 1464-1470 4p Groat Four Pence Hammered Silver 1st Reign ENGLAND London
Edward IV 1464-1470 4p Groat Four Pence Hammered Silver 1st Reign ENGLAND London
£ 328.00
Edward IV of England First Reign Silver Groat, Sun Mint Mark, London
Edward IV of England First Reign Silver Groat, Sun Mint Mark, London
£ 165.00

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