S.1718, Half-groat. -
Henry IV (1399-1413), Heavy coinage, Halfgroat, London, mm. cross pattée, star on breast, unbarred Roman ns on rev., 2.28g/1h (DIG 5, this coin, illustrated on p.50; Potter 4, this coin; N 1346; S 1718). Very fine and dark-toned, extremely rare; only 7 true Heavy Halfgroats known for the reign, of which 3 are in institutions. Provenance: From the North Yorkshire Moors Collection of Marvin Lessen, auctioned by DNW in 3 sessions, 2018-20. Found near St Albans (Hertfordshire), 1849; E.W. Rashleigh Collection, Sotheby Auction, 21 June-1 July 1909, lot 698; Lord Grantley Collection, Part IV, 20-1 April 1944, lot 1386; E.J. Harris Collection; D.I. Greenhalgh Collection; bt Baldwin November 1997. Images courtesy of DNW.