Edward IV Heavy Coinage Class III Halfpenny Mint London
Edward IV 1st Reign AD 1461 to 1470
Heavy Coinage 1461-64 Class III Halfpenny.
Crowned bust facing.
EDWARD DI GRA REX
Initial mark - Rose
Rev: Long cross quartered by trefoil of pellets
CIVI TAS LON DON.
WT = 0.48 gms
North 1546 SCBC 1992.
Bought Mike Vosper October 2002
Two issues with this coin needs to be resolved
(i) The obverse legend (EDWARD DI GRA REX) appears to match the Blunt & Whitton type II
Halfpence but non otherwise recorded;however,
Withers records this variant as Type 2c with concordance with Blunt & Whitton Type III
(Plain Bust) although the legend type is anomolous.
Other coins assigned to this group show the legend EDWARD REX ANGLI(E)
& (ii) The reverse letter form of the D in DOn looks like a reversed letter E.
Withers does not comment on this but similar
lettering is evident in other examples of the Heavy Coinage.
Reference to Paul Withers' Small Change Vol IV Halfpennies & Farthings of Edward IV - Henry VII.
ISBN 0-9543162-3-1 Published by Galata Print Limited.