The North Yorkshire Moors Collection of British Coins & Tokens formed by Marvin Lessen (29 January 2020)

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Date of Auction: 29th January 2020

Sold for £160

Estimate: £80 - £100

Henry VII (1485-1509), Facing Bust issue, Second period, Halfgroat, class IIIb, Canterbury, King and Abp Thomas Morton jointly, mm. tun on obv., lis on rev., crown with inner arch plain, rosette stops, no marks by neck, broken ts on rev., cantor over london, 1.47g/9h (P & W III, Gp B, var. 5a/3; SCBI Ashmolean 557ff; N 1712; S 2210). Reverse a little off-centre, otherwise very fine and toned, an especially clear obverse mint-mark £80-£100


Provenance: With Baldwin; bt J. Linzalone August 1995.

At the time dies for the ecclesiastical issues were produced at the Tower, which would explain the error on the reverse. For another see Shuttlewood 42b