1422-1430 Henry VI (1st Reign, 1422-1461) AV Noble NGC MS62

$27,650.00 USD


Henry VI. (King, First Reign, 1422-61). London mint. On the obverse is the standing  King on the ship of state with a shield and sword, inside a beaded cirle. A legend is  around the perimeter. The reverse shows an ornamental cross with an H in the  center. SCBC 1799; Friedberg 112. Henry VI (6 December 1421 – 21 May 1471) was King of England from 1422 to  1461 and again from 1470 to 1471, and disputed King of France from 1422 to  1453.

The only child of Henry V, he succeeded to the English throne at the age of  nine months upon his father's death, and succeeded to the French throne on the  death of his grandfather Charles VI shortly afterwards. Henry inherited the long-  running Hundred Years War (1337–1453), where Charles VII contested his claim to  the French throne. Henry married Charles's niece, Margaret of Anjou, partially in  the hope of achieving peace in 1445, but the policy failed, leading to the murder  of William de la Pole, one of Henry's key advisors. The war recommenced, with  France taking the upper hand; by 1453, Calais was Henry's only remaining  territory on the continent.

Additional Rarity: A Henry VI of England (1422-1453) gold Angelot d'or ND MS63 sold at an auction on January 8, 2018 for $20,400.