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Triton XXII, Lot: 1411. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

YORK. Edward IV. First reign, 1461-1470. AR Penny (18mm, 0.93 g, 7h). Heavy coinage. Tower (London) mint. Struck 1461-1464. + ЄDWΛRDVS RЄX x ΛnGL Z, crowned and draped facing bust; lis on breast; two pellets flanking crown / CIVI TΛS LOn DOn, long cross pattée, with trefoil in each quarter; extra pellets in first and fourth quarters. Blunt & Whitton type I(b) var. (obv legend); North 1538; SCBC 1983. Good VF, slightly soft on nose. An apparently unpublished variety of an extremely rare type.

Blunt & Whitton record two of this type, based on the additional pellets on the reverse. Both have the king’s name abbreviated in the legend, whereas the current coin gives his name in full, apparently cutting off the French titles at the end.