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Wrexham Heritage Society and Find of the Quarter

Well done Dave!; photo 2909-0001 © CPAT

CPAT’s quarterly visit to the Wrexham Heritage Society in July saw the award of the second Find of the Quarter certificate to club stalwart Dave for his discovery and reporting of a half-crown of King Charles the First. This large silver coin was minted at York in 1643 or 1644; we know it was York because beneath the portrait of the king on horseback on the obverse (front of the coin) is the word ‘EBOR’, short for Eboracum the Latin for York. We know the year of minting because within the inscription on both sides is the small image of a lion, this is a mintmark, a code showing the year or years of production; a handy tool to help officials of the time to detect forgeries!

See the full record for Dave's Charles I half-crown here.

Jeff Spencer, July 2009

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