There are English made Hardicanute pennies, but all of them are expensive. The Danish made pieces are a little cheaper and even got an entry in the Spink book as S-1170. Here is an example and my notes: · Hardicanute claimed his English crown upon his arrival from Denmark on June 17, 1040. Since his half-brother, Harold I had died, he faced no opposition. · Hardicanute arrived in England with a large force of sailors and raised taxes to pay for his expedition. He levied a tax of 32,147 pounds for the payment of his ships’ crews. His handling of the situation was clumsy and dictatorial. · Two of his house-carles, who were sent to collect the money, were murdered in Worcester. In retribution, the town was burnt to the ground. · Hardicanute suffered a seizure and died while drinking at a feast on June 8, 1042. He was only 25 years old. Poison may have been involved. · Hardicanute’s English coins are rare and expensive. A reasonable alternative is to acquire of his Danish coins, shown above, which are much less costly. This piece is listed in the Spink Coins of England guide. Hardicanute's half brother, Harold Harefoot or Harold I, served a regent until Hardicanute could claim his crown. This is the Fleur-de-Lis type of the Harold I penny, S-1164, which was issued from 1038 to 40.