Hammered Charles I Silver Groat. Charles I Silver Groat, Aberystwyth, Wales. Aberystwyth mint, 1.95 grams, approx. 21 mm, mintmark Book, struck 1638-42. S 2893 Brooker 771. In 1637 a mint was set up in Aberystwyth, to make silver coins with silver from Welsh mines. Dies were supplied from the Tower mint. Aberystwyth coins have a distinctive mintmark of a book. The silver mines in Wales were well known before the time of Charles I, however, he was the first to formalize their output and set up a mint within the Castle of Aberystwyth. The original deed from 30th July 1637 shows that the grantee was authorized to coin the halfcrown, shilling, half-shilling, halfgroat/twopence and penny denominations from Welsh silver only. Later in October, a commission added the groat, threepence and halfpenny as well. The item “Wales. Hammered Charles I Silver Groat. Aberystwyth, Wales” is in sale since Friday, August 6, 2021. This item is in the category “Coins\Coins\British\Hammered (Pre-c.1662)\Stuart & Commonwealth Coins”. The seller is “david_turner” and is located in Wirral. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Ireland, France.
- Period: Stuart & Commonwealth
- Country of Origin: Great Britain
- Features: Hammered
- Denomination: Fourpence/Groat
- Metal: Silver
- Era: Charles I (1625-1649)