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CNG 91, Lot: 1505. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

YORK. Edward IV. First reign, 1461-1470. AR Groat (27mm, 3.94 g, 5h). Heavy coinage, group IV. London mint; im: rose. Struck 1464. ЄDWΛRD’ DI’ GRΛ’ RЄX ΛnGL’ Z FRΛnC’, crowned facing bust, with lis on breast and annulets flanking; all within double polylobe / POSVI : DЄVm : Λ DIVTOR Є’ mЄVm/CIVI : TΛS (eye) LOn : DOn, long cross pattée, with trefoil in each quarter; double saltire stops. Blunt & Whitton type IV(ii)/IV(i); North 1533; SCBC 1977. Good VF, toned, somewhat irregular flan. Very rare.

Ex Frank Brady Collection; Spink Numismatic Circular XCVIII.8 (October 1990), no. 5976; Richard Carlyon-Britton Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 17 October 1921), lot 111 (part of).