Edward II, Plantagenet King 1307-1327

London mint. Design continued from the previous reign: crowned, central facing portrait; reverse, long cross with a trefoil of 3 pellets in each angle. The groats introduced a few years earlier, by Edward I, did not receive wide acceptance, being unfamiliar pieces of money. As a consequence, no groats were minted from 1282 onward, and none appeared bearing Edward II’s name; most silver produced until the middle of the next reign, in 1351, consisted of pennies and their fractions. Gold was still rarely encountered anywhere in the kingdom.

Quite fine for this issue, the flan showing small edge cracks but the images are generally sharp with some doubling from strike, with pleasing golden gray patina.