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Two Richard III Groats

CNG 87, Lot: 2097. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

YORK (Restored). Richard III. 1483-1485. AR Groat (26mm, 2.83 g, 8h). Type 1. Tower mint; im: halved sun and rose 1. Struck 27 June - 20 July 1483. RICΛRD’ DI’ GRΛ’ RЄX ΛnGL’ (retrograde Z) FRΛnC’, crowned facing bust in tressure of arches; fleurs on cusps (except over crown); L2 / POSVI DЄVm ΛDIVTORЄ mЄVm//CIVI TAS LOn DOn, long cross pattée; three pellets in quarters; L2, M1. Winstanley -, but cf. pl. II, 8 (for rev.); North 1679; SCBC 2154. VF, toned, small flan crack at base of bust. Great portrait coin.

From the TJH Collection.