Proper Attribution of Edwardian Pennies

by Michael S. Swoveland

It can be quite difficult for the novice collector to correctly differentiate the silver pennies of the first three Edwards.  While these coins are quite similar, there are subtle differences that, when understood can aid the collector in proper identification.   For this reason I have written this short guide.  My hope is that collectors armed with this information will derive greater joy from their medieval coins and that a bit of the fog will be lifted from this interesting and collectable series.


      Edward I:

      Edward III:


Edward I tri-foil.

Edward II bi-foil

                              Edward I and Edward II Roman "N"

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