Stephen 1135-54 Cross Moline Silver Penny Very Fine

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Stephen 1135-54 Cross Moline Silver Penny Very Fine

$1,995.00
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22972
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  • An exceptional rarity
  • Bears King Stephen portrait on obverse
  • Coins issued during Stephen's reign are
    very hard-to-find
  • Coin type is extremely rare in Very Fine
    condition - as seen here

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King Stephen and the Anarchy

William the Conqueror’s grandson, Stephen ruled England during a civil war known as the Anarchy, and his coins are rare – particularly in Very Fine.

Aged about 10, Stephen was placed in the care of England’s Henry I, his uncle, and became a key member of court. When Henry’s son and heir, William, drowned in the famous maritime disaster known as the Sinking of the White Ship – a fate Stephen almost shared – the line of succession was thrown into chaos. When Henry died, Stephen claimed the throne, only to be challenged by Henry’s daughter, Matilda, with the subsequent war lasting nearly 20 years.

Due to the turmoil of the Anarchy, most of Stephen’s coinage is either poorly struck or badly worn. Extremely rare in VF, the coin seen here is a dramatic exception to the rule.

More Information
Country of IssueGreat Britain
Year of Issue1136-1145
DenominationPenny
MetalSilver
GradeVery Fine
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