Silver coin; Denomination: Halfgroat
Canterbury Mint, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer
Henry VIII (1509-1547) Second Coinage

A halfgroat is a twopence coin. This is the first issue with a portrait of Henry VIII, his first coinage continued the Henry VII image

Obverse Description

A crowned bust of the King facing right within a circle of beads; around, + (mm Catherine Wheel) HENRIC VIII D G R AGL Z F

Reverse Description

The reverse has a shield quartered with the arms of England and France, dividing the letters TC, below a long cross fourchee; around, (mm. none) CIVITAS CANTOR

Edge Description


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