This had, itself, been a landmark as being the first true likeness of an English monarch in profile. By the third issue of his silver coins he had debased the content of the silver to such an extent, that it was merely a wash over a copper core.
As the highpoints were worn away the base metal showed through, gaining him the epithet'Old Coppernose! This varies with the age of coin and there are grades in between. As struck with no traces of wear. Very slight traces of wear, all parts of legend etc present, visible and clear.
Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of legend etc present, but maybe worn. Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible.I have been involved in the antiques business since 1971. My career took a leap forward when I joined Bonhams in 1976. Some five years later I became head of the Decorative Arts department.
The item "Henry VIII Silver Halfgroat, Lis Mint Mark Canterbury Mint 1509-1526" is in sale since Tuesday, February 16, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\British\Hammered (Pre-c.
The seller is "eric-knowles-the-hoard" and is located in High Wycombe. This item can be shipped worldwide.