Henry V, Lancastrian King 1413-1422
Minted at London. Rare. The fabulous portrait on this coin displays a feature not previously seen on nobles, “sidelocks” or tufts of hair protruding on each side of the king’s face. These were added to later dies, and their use continued until the reign of Henry VII.
An exquisite example of this famous warring king’s largest gold coin, boldly struck down to the smallest detail on the king’s image, some double striking on the lower obverse producing the look of an “angry sea”, and wonderful gold toning.