1504 Penny – Henry VII


The 1504 Penny - Henry VII

Silver Penny of King Henry VII, probably struck between 1504-1505 at the Tower Mint in London. Diameter 16mm and weight of 0.73g. SCBC 2230.

The Obverse shows Henry VII on a throne with two pillars decorated with lis (as in fleur-de-lis), wearing a crown, holding a sceptre and globus cruciger. Mint mark Cross-crosslet suggests 1504-1505.

The Reverse is a Coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée.

This coin graded as VF.

Image credit: CNGCoins.


Mintage: Not known
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1504 ?
Monarch is Henry VII. The Silver shilling is the first English coin to be minted bearing a recognisable portrait of the King.

In 1505 a planned marriage of Henry Tudor to Catherine of Aragon is postponed when the dowry fails to arrive from Spain.
Henry VII (1485-1509)
Classification: House of Tudor. King of England. Hammered.

Henry was born on 28 January 1457 to Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond and Lady Margaret Beaufort. He seized the Crown after defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field, ending the Wars of the Roses. This was the last time an English King won the throne on a battlefield.

King Henry VII was the first of the Tudor monarchs and ruled until his death on 21 April 1509, aged 52. He was succeeded by his son, Henry VIII.
General Description: Penny
The Penny is one of the most famous British coins. The coin itself has been around since 600AD and at various times has been struck in silver, copper and bronze. Originally split into halfpennies and farthing, it is now itself the least denomination coin currently in circulation. Made from copper (actually copper plated steel).

Originally there were 12 pennies in one shilling and 240 pennies in £1; since decimalisation in 1973 there are 100 new pence in one pound.

Specifications of the Penny

  • Diameter: (Bronze) 31 mm (since 1860)
  • Edge: Plain
  • Composition:
    • (1707–1796) Silver
    • (1797–1859) Copper
    • (1860–1970) Bronze
  • Years: 1707–1970
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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W510: Henry VII Hammered Silver Sovereign Penny, ex Lord Stewartby, Spink 2236
W510: Henry VII Hammered Silver Sovereign Penny, ex Lord Stewartby, Spink 2236
£ 179.00
Henry VII Tudor Hammered Sovereign Silver Penny, York (D481)
Henry VII Tudor Hammered Sovereign Silver Penny, York (D481)
£ 49.00
Henry VII 1485-1603 Sovereign Penny  York mm Archbishop Rotherham aVF
Henry VII 1485-1603 Sovereign Penny York mm Archbishop Rotherham aVF
£ 75.00
1494-1501 Henry VII (7th) Sovereign Hammered Silver Penny Durham Bishop Foxe
1494-1501 Henry VII (7th) Sovereign Hammered Silver Penny Durham Bishop Foxe
£ 57.50
1485-1509 Henry VII (7th) Sovereign Hammered Silver Penny York Arch Rotherham
1485-1509 Henry VII (7th) Sovereign Hammered Silver Penny York Arch Rotherham
£ 77.50
HENRY VII (1485-1509) SILVER PENNY. OLD TYPE. DURHAM MINT. BISHOP SHERWOOD. RARE
HENRY VII (1485-1509) SILVER PENNY. OLD TYPE. DURHAM MINT. BISHOP SHERWOOD. RARE
£ 95.00
Henry VII 1485-87 London Penny
Henry VII 1485-87 London Penny
£ 354.00
Collectable King Henry VII Silver Penny - Durham Mint
Collectable King Henry VII Silver Penny - Durham Mint
£ 68.75

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