4 Pence by amfrumbiddivurd

4 Pence

Tyannes word today is NUMBER, this 18.5mm 1710 Anne English sterling (92.5%) silver fourpence also known as a Groat.
Anne came off the throne 300 years ago after just 12 years.
Wonderful old coins Andy and thanks for the history.
August 6th, 2014  
@ceilidh Back when money was real (silver or gold). I can see us going back to it soon when the american dollar is worthless and brings down all the other currencies with it.
August 6th, 2014  
Amazing old coins ... interesting!
August 6th, 2014  
Brilliant macro Andy and interesting info re groats.
August 6th, 2014  
Very interesting :-)
August 6th, 2014  
What a shame it has been drilled. Great shot of both sides.
August 6th, 2014  
Wow Andy you really got a great macro here, the detail is amazing! Sheralee (above) says it has been drilled - do we know why people would do such a thing?
August 7th, 2014  
@tyanne Sometimes people would make one hole to wear it on a chain, no idea why there is two and in silly places on the coin. At least I got a rare coin cheap.
August 7th, 2014  
@amfrumbiddivurd Actually, I think the fact people would drill into it to wear it on a chain is a very interesting fact - the coin is HIstory, and it has a story - besides the historical value, brings some lovely emotional value to it too! :)) I love it even more!!
August 7th, 2014  
@tyanne I got a friend who bought an Ethelred silver penny minted locally for £160 and he drilled it to wear around his neck (which really devalues it!). When he needed money he sold it to me for £40, I kept it for a few years and sold it for £160!
August 7th, 2014  
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