1509-26 AV England Angel MS62

Struck during the reign of King Henry VIII of England. Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. Henry was the second Tudor monarch, succeeding his father, Henry VII.

Henry is best known for his six marriages and, in particular, his efforts to have his first marriage, to Catherine of Aragon, annulled. His disagreement with the Pope on the question of such an annulment led Henry to initiate the English Reformation, separating the Church of England from papal authority and appointing himself the Supreme Head of the Church of England. Despite his resulting excommunication, Henry remained a believer in core Catholic theological teachings.

On the obverse, St. Michael spears a dragon. On the reverse is a cross over a shield within a ship, H and rose to left and right. SCBC 2265; Friedberg 155.
Lustrous and attractive and with a sharp strike with incredible detail.


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