1505-1509 Half-Groat – Henry VII


The 1505-1509 Half-Groat - Henry VII

Silver Half-Groat from the reign of King Henry VII. Struck between 1505 and 1509 at the Tower (London) Mint. Diameter 21mm and weighs 1.45g. SCBC: 2259. North: 1749.

The Obverse shows a crowned bust of Henry VII.

The Reverse shows a coat-of-arms over a long cross.

This coin was graded as VF.

Image credit: CNG Coins


Mintage: Not known
Minted at The Royal Mint.
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: 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 VII PROFILE GROAT,  1502 - 4 , MUSEUM SPECIMEN COIN AN 187
HENRY VII PROFILE GROAT, 1502 - 4 , MUSEUM SPECIMEN COIN AN 187
£ 6.99
Henry VII Groat - Profile Coinage - Tentative issue - mm lis - Extremely rare
Henry VII Groat - Profile Coinage - Tentative issue - mm lis - Extremely rare
£ 895.00
HENRY VII (1485-1509). SILVER GROAT.
HENRY VII (1485-1509). SILVER GROAT.
£ 275.00
Henry VII Half Groats X 2 York Thomas Savage
Henry VII Half Groats X 2 York Thomas Savage
£ 380.00
Henry VII Hammered Silver Groat - Spink 2199
Henry VII Hammered Silver Groat - Spink 2199
£ 120.00
Henry VII, silver groat, class IIIc, mintmark inverted anchor, c. 1499-1502
Henry VII, silver groat, class IIIc, mintmark inverted anchor, c. 1499-1502
£ 225.00
1502-04 Henry VII (7th) Silver Hammered Groat - RARE Greyhounds head mm - London
1502-04 Henry VII (7th) Silver Hammered Groat - RARE Greyhounds head mm - London
£ 95.00
Great Britain. (1499-1502) Henry VII - Groat.. MM-Anchor.. London Mint.. aVF
Great Britain. (1499-1502) Henry VII - Groat.. MM-Anchor.. London Mint.. aVF
£ 267.92

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