Edward IV 1461-70 Groat 1st Reign Light Coinage MM Rose
This particular Edward IV Groat, hailing from the years 1461 to 1470 and belonging to the first reign, is a fascinating specimen within the realm of numismatics. Minted during the era of the Light Coinage, this coin bears the distinguishing mark ‘MM Rose,’ a testament to the intricate craftsmanship of the time. What sets this coin apart is the presence of an additional pellet strategically placed in one 1/4 of its design, adding an extra layer of historical intrigue and individuality to the piece.
Despite the passage of centuries, this Edward IV Groat has weathered the ages with an admirable resilience. Though not without signs of its journey through time, such as a slight crease, the overall state of preservation is deemed to be Very Fine (VF). In this condition, the coin maintains a remarkable level of detail, allowing discerning collectors and enthusiasts to delve into the finer nuances of its design and artistry.
The reign of Edward IV was a pivotal period in English history, marked by political tumult and significant advancements. Owning a tangible relic from this era, such as this Groat, offers a tangible connection to the past. The coin not only serves as a testament to the economic and monetary systems of the time but also as a window into the aesthetic preferences and technical expertise of the minting artisans during Edward IV’s rule.
This numismatic treasure invites collectors and historians alike to appreciate the nuanced features that make it a unique representation of a bygone era. From the meticulously engraved MM Rose to the strategically placed extra pellet, each element of this Groat tells a story of craftsmanship, commerce, and the enduring legacy of Edward IV’s reign in 15th-century England.
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