Henry VIII, Sovereign Penny, Fine

If there is a more powerful image on a coin than the monarch seated on their throne, holding the orb and sceptre, I’m not sure what it is! First seen on “Sovereign and Eagles” pennies of Edward the Confessor, later on extremely rare gold coins like the gold penny of Henry III, the gold Edward III Double Leopard and later adopted by the Tudors for their Renaissance inspired Gold Sovereigns. The Tudors chose to adopt this epic design for these new “Sovereign” pennies around 1489. They were issued by under Henry VIII, up until 1544 and struck at mints across the country, but mainly London, Durham and York. The Durham and York versions being struck in the name of the Archbishops. It’s the first time we’ve been able to offer these beautiful and intricate coins as a feature item.
Availability: In stock
SKU: XHC1525