Silver coin; Denomination: Halfgroat
Canterbury Mint, Archbishop William Warham
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 cross patonce) HENRIC VIII D G R AGL Z FR.

Reverse Description

A royal shield quartered with the arms of England and France, dividing the letters WA, below a long cross fourchee; around, (mm. cross patonce) CIVITAS CANTOR

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