- Although issued during the reign of Edward VI, this coin is struck posthumously in the name of Henry VIII, connecting this coin to the hugely sought-after Henry VIII series.
- With just a handful of examples available at auction over the past ten years, the issue is very rare, as opposed to just rare as described by North.
- Graded PCGS AU53 and featuring gorgeous lustre and tone, this is one of the finest examples available for the issue.
PCGS About Uncirculated 53. Strongly lustrous with an attractive, even, red tone and characterful bust. Some weakness in strike as expected. Very rare and seldom seen in this condition.
Crowned, youthful king seated facing with orb and sceptre; rose below; HENRIC! 8 · D! G! AGL! · FRANC’ Z HIB’ · REX · [Henry VIII, by the grace of God, King of England, France and Ireland].