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Blunt & Whitton Plate Coin

CNG 106, Lot: 1119. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

YORK. Edward IV. First reign, 1461-1470. AR Groat (27mm, 3.98 g, 10h). Heavy coinage, group I. London (Tower) mint; im: plain cross/lis. Struck 1461-1464. + ЄDWΛRD’ DI’ GRΛ’ RЄX ΛnGL· Z · FRΛnC (saltire stops; Z retrograde), crowned facing bust within double polylobe with fleurs at cusps; lis on breast, pellets flanking crown / (lis) POSVI DЄVm Λ DIVTOR Є’ mЄVm/ CIVI TΛS LOn DOn, long cross pattée, with trefoil in each angle; additional pellets in 2nd and 3rd quarters. Blunt & Whitton type I(a)/(ai) [this coin illustrated on pl. I, no.3]; Stewartby p. 326, I; North 1529; SCBC 1969. Near EF, toned.

Ex Motcomb Collection; E. J. Winstanley Collection.