[MR] Guardian: Tudor Coin Hoard

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 02:11:25 PST 2020

Noble Friends,

Lady Sophie sent me a link to a story in THE GUARDIAN newspaper about a
most unusual English coin hoard.

A clutch of 64 mostly gold coins, some dating from the reign of Henry VIII,
was discovered in the back garden of a home in New Forest when the
residents were weeding. The coins were worth £24 when minted, today the
equivalent of about £14,000. Of course, as rare coins they are worth far
more than that today.

What is most interesting is that the coins from Henry VIII's reign bear
initials of his wives: K for Catherine of Aragon, A for Anne Boylen, and J
for Jane Seymour. This feature apparently was not repeated for the last
three of Henry's spouses. In addition, there are some coins which predate
Henry, going back as far as Edward IV.

The story is found at

Yours Aye,

Lord Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆

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