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Coin - Groat, James II, Great Britain, 1686 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 25822

Summary:
Silver coin: Denomination: Groat
Tower Mint, London
King James II (1685-1688)

A groat is a fourpence coin. These coins are commonly known as a Maundy coin although it is probable that only the penny denomination was used in the Maundy ceremony at that time.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 18 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.910 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain - England
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: English
DateEra: 1687 AD
Denomination: 4 Pence
Obverse Description: Laureate head of James II facing left; around, IACOBVS . II . DEI . GRATIA
Reverse Description: At centre the Roman numeral IIII; above, dividing the date, a crown; around, MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1686
Edge Description: plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King James II, London, England, Great Britain, 1686
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1686

The Royal Mint was in the Tower of London at the time this coin was struck and is usually referred to as the Tower Mint
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3414 Pages

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