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Ireland, Edward IV, Penny, Drogheda Mint

Price £475

Ireland, Edward IV, Penny, Drogheda Mint

Edward IV (1461-83), Penny, type VI, light cross and pellets coinage (1473-8?), Drogheda Mint, crowned facing bust within beaded circle, pellets either side of neck and crown, legend surrounding rev long cross pattée, tri-pellets in each inner angle, beaded circle and legend surrounding, 0.44g (Burns Dr-12; DF p.31 note; S.6373/6374).

Struck on a small fan, weak in parts, once cleaned now toned, good fine for issue and of the highest rarity.

Jasper Burns Collection – plate coin, one of 2 recorded by Burns as his Drogheda type 12.