Henry VIII (1509-1547) Halfgroat, Second coinage. Canterbury mint, under Archbishop Thomas Cranmer. Initial mark Catherine wheel, obverse only, struck between 1533-1534. Crowned bust right crowned bust right within beaded circle, Latin legend surrounds, hEnRIC’x VIII’x DI’x Gx R’x AGL’xZx FR. Rev, Coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée; T-C flanking either side of shield, legend surrounds CIVI TAS’x xxCAn TORx. (N.1804; S.2345) Toned, die break on reverse. Slight weakness on the reverse shield as is synonymous with this issue, a pleasing example and portrait. About very fine.
Provenance – W.Boyne part of Lot 1241 January 29th 1826, with old supporting ticket, recording the above.