Edward II are relatively easy to obtain and although most have come from hoards, their quality and condition is slightly inferior to that of Edward I's and some may be clipped. Collectors should try to obtain a coin in at least Fine condition and with as large a flan as possible.
During the reign of Edward II the Durham mint was an ecclesiastical privilege mint, producing coins under the control of the Bishops.
The first issue is known as the King's Receiver Issue because it was struck by a Receiver under strict instructions from Edward II who had been displeased with Bishop Bec for putting his own small marks on the coins.
The coin below minted by the Durham Mint under Bishop Kellawe, features a crozier as one limb of the cross on the reverse, and an excellent portrait piece, deeply toned and on a full flan, rare.
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