John, Penny Fine

King John was the youngest son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, he was King of England from 1199 until his death in 1216, he was also granted Lordship of Ireland, and coins were struck in his name for use in Ireland. His reign was remembered more for the loss of large parts of France and quarrels with the Church and English Barons resulting in the signing of Magna Carta on 15 June 1215. The aim was to make peace between the King and the rebel barons and to ensure the protection of church rites. Here we offer these important silver pennies from his reign in Fine, a very collectible coin with detailed portraits. Very limited availability.
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