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Mary, 1553-54 Silver Groat

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Hi all, I just found two Queen Mary 1553-54 hammered Groats (complete with pomegranate's and VERITAS etc). My problem is that my 2007 edition of Spinks simply lists a Half Groat (2493) as 'similar' - question is how can I distinguish a groat from a half groat?

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If your unclipped coin is considerably less than 2.3 cm in diameter then you have yourself a halfgroat, I'd guess that yu've found a groat as they're more common.



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many thanks for that, the 2 un-clipped coins are exacltly 2.3 cm - so question answered!


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