King Edward I Silver Penny from the 1877 Montrave Hoard

Held in the collections of the British Museum

Original King Edward I Silver Penny from the 1877 Montrave Hoard - 1279-1307

Original King Edward I Silver Penny from the 1877 Montrave Hoard - 1279-1307

  • The coin comes safely encased in a slab which also displays its provenance and protects it from damage.
  • One of these coins would have been a day’s wage for a soldier.  The penny was worth a lot more then than it is now!
  • This is an amazing opportunity to own a coin from Britain's rich past.
Type: Single
Availability: Medium
Price £ 198

In May of 1877, workmen were repairing a drain in the grounds of Montrave House, Fife, Scotland.  As the earth was being pulled up, a shower of coins rained down from a metal pot.  The pot contained over 8000 silver pennies, minted by King Edward I, who reigned during the Medieval Period. 

Struck in London, for King Edward I, who is famous for his wars with Scotland and Wales, and his ambitious building projects, these coins circulated widely in the Medieval Period.

The coins were purchased by the British Museum, and recently, a select few were put on to the market – it is very rare that museums, especially the British Museum, part with their coins.  We have commissioned a number to be slabbed by the Numismatic Guarantee Corporation, who have guaranteed the authenticity and provenance of these coins.

  • The coin comes safely encased in a slab which also displays its provenance and protects it from damage.
  • One of these coins would have been a day’s wage for a soldier.  The penny was worth a lot more then than it is now!
  • This is an amazing opportunity to own a coin from Britain's rich past.
Price£ 198
Specifications
Metal:
Silver
Quality:
Very Fine
Weight:
c.1.8 grams
Diameter:
18-22mm
Issuing Authority:
Kingdom of England
Denomination:
One Penny
Year of issue:
1279-1307