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Rare Henry VIII Testoon

Item Reference: BG12369

Rare Henry VIII Testoon

Henry VIII (1509-47), Testoon, third coinage (1544-7), debased issue, facing bust of older King within beaded circle, cross on crown breaks circle, initial mark pellet in annulet both sides, 8 type legend, rev crown over Tudor Rose, crowned h to left and crowned R to right, slipped trefoil stops both sides, 6.79g (N.1841; S.2365).

Usual weak strike, dark tone, fair and rare.