Illustrated Encylopaedia of Gold and Silver Coins of the World
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 Excerpt: ...centre of the cross on the Reverse. More...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 Excerpt: ...centre of the cross on the Reverse. Hbn"ry VI, during his short restoration to power, struck the angel in imitation of those of E Iward IV, with the slight difference in the letter II ui.d the fliur-de-, one each side of the must, instead of an E and a rose. Edward IV uiadesome very decided changes in the noble and half-noble; he had constantly a square fla on the stern of the ship, w ith E upon it (this had always been in the centre of the Reverse), and he placed a large rose on tl.e side of tiie vessel where none had previously appeared. The Reverse also l e changed, a sun or star, with full-blown rose, replaces the cross which foimerlj occupied the centre. This King in the fifth year of his reign (1465) began to coin money having the arch-angle, St. Michael, -trampling upon and piercing the dragon. In the fourth year of this reign the noble, which for 120 years had held its original value of ( s. st d., w as made urn nt fur half as much more, or 10 .. and was given the name of ryal, also rose ryal and rose roblo. Richard III coined no " nobles," but only the "angel," which differs in no wise from that of his brother, Henry VII, (14 1), changes the "nuble" in many details of the ship, introducing the semi-dragon at the head and stern of the ship. The-isovereign," a double ryal, was first coined dining this reign. (See gold plate, Great Britain, XIX . ) The ryal was current for 10 shillings. at this time, the sovereign for 20 shillings, or one.oimd sterling; the doubl- sovereign for 4 1 s.; the angel, 0s. 8d., us before. HE4rY VIII: no "nobles," or "ryals" were issued by this King; 1.- coined the double ryal, or sovereign, and introduced the croira i...