Henry VI penny

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Orfew, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Henry VI of England was by all accounts a weak and ineffectual king. He managed to be crowned King of France as Henry II only to lose most of France fairly quickly. His reign is in stark contrast to that of his father Henry V of Agincourt fame.

    I bought this in an auction on Saturday for about 40.00 all in. I thought it was a good buy. It is nice to add yet another English monarch to my collection.

    I like the portrait.

    Please post your hammered coins.

    Henry VI AR Penny (17mm, 0.84g). Calais mint; im: initial cross V. Struck circa 1422-1430. + henRICVS ReX crowned facing bust; annulets to left and right of neck, (saltire stops), long cross pattée; quarters triple pellets; triple pellets around central annulet in first and third
    SCBC 1844.F+ toned.
    Ex: Geoffery Bell Auctions August 12. 2018

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  5. Orfew

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  6. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Neat addition
  7. AnYangMan

    AnYangMan Well-Known Member

    Nice one for an excellent price! Even though he is not regarded as the best king ever (a slight understatement), he is still a historically fascinating figure and one of my personal favourites from a numismatic perspective.

    I’ve got a Calais halfpenny from the same annulet issue (1422-1427):


    And two Groats. The first is a Calais mint Rosette-Mascle issue (1427-1430) and the second is from the London mint, from the somewhat more rare Cross-Pellet (1454 – 1460) issue:


  8. Aethelred

    Aethelred The Old Dead King Supporter

    My only Henry Vi
  9. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Very nice coins @AnYangMan I especially like the second groat.
  10. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Isn't that the archbishop Sharp coin? It is a lovely coin @Aethelred
  11. Aethelred

    Aethelred The Old Dead King Supporter

    Yes sir, this coin belonged to Archbishop Sharp of York, who died in 1714.
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  12. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Ancient coins connect us! Supporter

    Great coin of an unfortunate king who was often crippled by bouts of mental illness.

    I have yet to acquire any hammered coins. If I had to pick a king who fascinates me the most, I think it would have to be Henry VIII.
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  13. ancientcoinguru

    ancientcoinguru Supporter! Supporter

    Nice price for that penny @Orfew! I really like his smile on the obverse:)
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  14. TheRed

    TheRed Well-Known Member

    Very nice coin @Orfew that is a great pick up. Sadly I have no coins of him, having sold them off.

    @Deacon Ray that would be a fitting monarch to start with if you are an Episcopalian.
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