GB Groat (1844) - what's it worth?

GB Groat (1844) - what's it worth?

Post by David Woodi » Fri, 02 Dec 1994 23:03:51



Hello,

I am secretary to and raise money for a disabled children's charity, and we
had a major collection outside Cardiff Arms Park after an international
rugby match recently. Along with a pile of cash and various tokens, Lire
and unidentified objects, there was a small silver-looking coin, a little
smaller than the current GB 5 pence (i.e. diameter around 1cm). It was
dated 1844, and had the inscription "FOUR PENCE". I have been informed
that this is a Groat. We have no coin collectors that we know, and so I
was wondering if someone could suggest how much it was worth and what to
do with it. I hate to reduce things to their monetary value, but the
collection was for charity, and so we need to convert it into legal
tender at some stage!

Thanks for any help,

Dave.

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GB Groat (1844) - what's it worth?

Post by William H. Rolli » Sat, 03 Dec 1994 10:59:47


: Hello,
: I am secretary to and raise money for a disabled children's charity, and we
: had a major collection outside Cardiff Arms Park after an international
: rugby match recently. Along with a pile of cash and various tokens, Lire
: and unidentified objects, there was a small silver-looking coin, a little
: smaller than the current GB 5 pence (i.e. diameter around 1cm). It was
: dated 1844, and had the inscription "FOUR PENCE". I have been informed
: that this is a Groat. We have no coin collectors that we know, and so I
: was wondering if someone could suggest how much it was worth and what to
: do with it. I hate to reduce things to their monetary value, but the
: collection was for charity, and so we need to convert it into legal
: tender at some stage!

Depending on the condition the coin is in it could be worth as much as $50
US or as little as only $2. Don't handle it until it has been examined by
someone who has knowledge of it. Should have a young Victoria on one side
and Brittania on the other.
Bill in New Mexico