English, Richard III, AD 1483 to 1485. Silver groat. An interesting muling of mint marks.

Ancient Coins - English, Richard III, AD 1483 to 1485. Silver groat. An interesting muling of mint marks.
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Denomination : Silver Groat.  Mint : London

Mint Mark : half sun and rose (1) on the obverse and half sun and rose (2) on the reverse.  This appears to be a muled coin, as coins with the  sun and rose (1) on the obverse will normally also have sun and rose (1) on the reverse.

Date : 1483 to 1485.

Reference  : Neither Spink or North list this mint mark combination.  Spink #2156 mentions mules often occure between the Sun and Rose (1) and the boar's head mint marks, but there is no mention in any of my references of a mule between Sun and Rose (1) with any of the other Sun and Rose (2) or (3) marks.

Size : 24.7 x 26.3 mm. Weight : 2.96 grams.

Grade :  VF with a nice old collection tone.  No evidence of clipping.

Obverse : Head of Richard III forward, with RICARD DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC around.  Parts of some letters are off the flan, as is almost always the case on these, and the inscription is more complete than usual.

Reverse : Long cross with two circles of inscriptions.  The inner circle reads CIVITAS LONDON.  The outer circle reads POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM (meaning I HAVE MADE GOD MY HELPER).

Price SKU: vcoin1569
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Rates for: 06/19/18

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