The North Yorkshire Moors Collection of British Coins formed by Marvin Lessen (Part 2) (3 July 2019)

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Date of Auction: 3rd July 2019

Sold for £2,800

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Henry IV or Henry V, Light coinage: Secondary series, Halfgroat, class A, mm. pierced cross with pellet centre on obv. only, ‘emaciated’ bust, annulet to left and pellet to right of crown, 1.91g/3h (Stewartby p.327 [Henry IV]; DIG 6, this coin, and 2/2, this coin illustrated; Harris, BNJ 1997, p.28, 60, this coin; Potter I-1; N 1389; S 1768). Very fine and toned, extremely rare; only 8 coins of this class listed by Greenhalgh, 3 of which are in institutions £2,000-£3,000


Provenance: E.H. Wheeler Collection; R.C. Lockett Collection, Part II, Glendining Auction, 11-17 October 1956, lot 1392 [privately, from E.H.W.]; R. Carlyon-Britton Collection; T.W.J.D. Dupree Collection; SNC September 1989 (4648); SNC December 1992 (7464); A. Williams Collection; Patrick Finn FPL 11, August 1997 (192)