1602 Halfgroat – Elizabeth I


The 1602 Halfgroat - Elizabeth I

Silver Halfgroat (2 pence, a Groat being 4 pence). Queen Elizabeth I, minted 1602 at the Tower (London) Mint. Mint marks is '2'. North: 2016. SCBC: 2586.

The Obverse shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth I facing left, wearing crown and ruff. The two pellets to the right are a mark of value (2 pence).

The Reverse is a coat-of-arms with long cross fourchée over. Legend with inner beaded border.

This coin is graded as VF.

Image credit: CNG Coins


Mintage: Not known
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1602 ?
Monarch is Queen Elizabeth I. In Oxford the Bodleian Library opens. Shakespeare publishes The Merry Wives of Windsor and there's a first performance of Twelfth Night (on 2 February, which is Candlemas night). English and Spanish fleets clash at the Battle of the Narrow Seas in the Strait of Dover.
Elizabeth I (1558-1603)
1593 SixpenceElizabeth was born on 7 September 1533, the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in the House of Tudor. She reigned from 17 November 1558 until her death (aged 69) on 24 March 1603. Her Coronation was on 15 January 1559.

Elizabeth I is also known as the Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess. She was the last of the five Tudor Monarchs.
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.
If you don't see a coin in the list below try the Groat page on eBay UK

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Great Britain England Elizabeth I Twopence Halfgroat Silver Hammered Coin 1560-1
Great Britain England Elizabeth I Twopence Halfgroat Silver Hammered Coin 1560-1
£ 11.97
Great Britain England Elizabeth I Twopence Halfgroat Silver Hammered Coin 1584-6
Great Britain England Elizabeth I Twopence Halfgroat Silver Hammered Coin 1584-6
£ 9.97
Elizabeth I Hammered Silver Half Groat - 2nd Issue 1660-61 - mm Cross Crosslet
Elizabeth I Hammered Silver Half Groat - 2nd Issue 1660-61 - mm Cross Crosslet
£ 150.00
Elizabeth I Silver Halfgroat. mm: Bell, 1582-3. 6th issue Hammered Coin
Elizabeth I Silver Halfgroat. mm: Bell, 1582-3. 6th issue Hammered Coin
£ 35.00
Great Britain England Elizabeth I Twopence Halfgroat Silver Hammered Coin 1592-6
Great Britain England Elizabeth I Twopence Halfgroat Silver Hammered Coin 1592-6
£ 9.97
Great Britain England Elizabeth I Twopence Halfgroat Silver Hammered Coin 1582+
Great Britain England Elizabeth I Twopence Halfgroat Silver Hammered Coin 1582+
£ 9.97
1584-86 Elizabeth I (1st) Silver Hammered Halfgroat Escallop MM Tower mint
1584-86 Elizabeth I (1st) Silver Hammered Halfgroat Escallop MM Tower mint
£ 39.50
1591-95 Elizabeth I (1st) silver hammered half groat twopence mm tun, Tower Mint
1591-95 Elizabeth I (1st) silver hammered half groat twopence mm tun, Tower Mint
£ 38.50

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