Groat

Groat: Introduction

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.

The following have minted Groat during their reign:

 ObverseEdward III
(1327-1377)
 ObverseHenry VI
(1422-1471)
 ObverseEdward IV
(1461-1470 and 1471-1483)
 ObverseEdward V
(1483-1483)
 ObverseRichard III
(1483-1485)
 ObverseHenry VII
(1485-1509)
 ObverseHenry VIII
(1509-1547)
 ObverseMary I - Philip and Mary
(Mary 1553-54 - Philip and Mary 1554-58)
 ObverseElizabeth I
(1558-1603)
 ObverseCharles I
(1625-1649)
 ObverseWilliam IV
(1830-1837)
 ObverseVictoria
(1837-1901)