Rulers of Britain - Hoard of 25 Tudor Coins

Rulers of Britain - Hoard of 25 Tudor Coins

Rulers of Britain Coin Collection
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Rulers of Britain Coin Collection

Stunning Hoard of 25 Tudor Reproduction Coins

Your hoard will contain a mix of coins hand selected form Gold George Nobles, Half Angels, Sixpences, Henry and Jane Groats, Pennies, Gold Half Sovereigns and Quarter Angels.

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Quarter Angel -Your beautiful Queen Elizabeth I coin has been lovingly reproduced from an original design, hand-finished and is plated in real gold. This coin is worth two shillings and sixpence. This would have been a fortnight's wage for a ploughman and would have paid the rent on a modest farm. 

Sixpence - This Queen Elizabeth I coin would have been milled on a screw press introduced by Eloye Mastrelle in 1561. It would take a shepherd a week of hard labour to earn himself one of these. He would have been able to pay for a week's lodgings, a loaf of bread and about four pints of ale.  

Henry VIII Half Sovereign - Gold sovereigns worth one pound sterling were introduced by old King Henry VII in 1489. Henry VIII then introduced this, the half sovereign worth ten shillings or 120 pence. This was a reflection of a trend for large gold coins across Europe; they were popular amongst the rich elite because they displayed wealth and status.  

Henry and Jane Groat - This Groat of Henry VIII is from his first harp issue and is the first time that the harp was seen as a symbol on Irish coins. The initials H and I either side of the harp are for Henry and Jane Seymour (his third wife).  

Half Angel – This coin was worth 4 shillings were issued by Henry VIII in 1544 – 1547 but were later revalued as 5 shillings and continued at that value through the reigns of Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.5s. pieces, known as crowns were also available in silver.  

Half Groat - Early multiples of coins in England were the Groat (4d) and Half Groat (2d.), then, under Henry VII, the first shillings, or “testoons” were created in 1502. The leap from 4d as the largest coin to 12d value was probably too great, and the coins were not that popular, and were not reissued until 1544, when Henry VIII reissued them at a considerably lower quantity of silver.  

Penny – Henry VIII pennies were minted at the London, Canterbury, and Durham mints. With the reformation starting in the 1530s, the principal effect as far as the coinage was concerned was the closure of the ecclesiastical mints of Canterbury, Durham and York — in future all mints would be Royal mints, under the control of the crown who would consequently get all the revenue. 

Gold George Nobles - British George-Noble gold coins were minted from 1509 to 1547. This was the first primary British gold denomination to be eleven-twelfths fine (91.67% gold), and ’11/12 soon became a British and international standard of fineness. Six George-Nobles weigh 27 grams, about the same weight of the yet to be born Spanish eight escudos coins. 

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