Hammered Groat

Groats

The first English groat (4 pennies) was introduced under King Edward I, prior to this period, only a penny or half penny (cut penny) was in circulation.

Groats became a familiar denomination in English coinage, and would last throughout the hammered coinage period, they were phased out in 1561 and reappeared in our currency approx. 100 years later before ending in 1662, the end of the hammered coinage. The groat was then reintroduced for a short period during the reigns of William IV and Queen Victoria.

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