Silver coin; Denomination: Halfgroat
York Mint, Archbishop Thomas Wolsey
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 voided crossl) HENRIC VIII D G R AGL Z FR.

Reverse Description

The reverse has a shield quartered with the arms of England and France, dividing the letters TW, below a long cross fourchee; around, (mm. voided cross) CIVITAS EBORACI

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