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No 136 William & Mary Half-Groat

No 136 William & Mary Half-Groat Image

William and Mary milled silver maundy 2 pence

‘MAUNDY’ MONEY. The smaller silver pieces (4d, 3, 2d and 1d) are often known as Maundy Money, which refers to the ceremony when the King or Queen of England handed out on Maundy Thursday.

In fact, until about 1760 the only coin used for this was the silver penny. Since at least 1800 the other denominations have been struck for use as Maundy money but until then the 4d, 3d, and 2d circulated as NORMAL currency. This is evident from the large number of surviving coins and the wear they show.

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Weight:1.50 g