England, King Edward Penny - 1272 AD
England, King Edward Penny - 1272 AD
England, King Edward Penny - 1272 AD


England, King Edward Penny

1272 AD

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Origin: Our English silver pennies date from the reign of Edward I or II (c. 1272 - 1307), and were acquired from a private collection. They have been verified authentic by the History Hoard team.

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Coins of peasants and lords.

If you were a medieval peasant, this coin would literally be worth a pretty penny.

Wages weren't exactly fair back in the Middle Ages. Though we don't know the exact numbers, a day of labor would have been worth about two of these coins at best.

Annual pay amounted to about £2 per year.

These coins were precious then, but are even more precious today. Most of them have corroded away over the years, leaving only a few untouched.

When you own one of these medieval pennies, you hold one of the last remaining pieces of the difficult life of a medieval peasant. The coins are a reminder of their struggle, but they also show how far humans have come.

Frequently Asked Questions

An engraving of Rochester Castle in England, a medieval castle built in the 13th century.

An engraving of Rochester Castle in England, a medieval castle built in the 13th century.

About Medieval England:

Medieval English pennies were a common currency of the time, yet not much is known about what a single penny actually bought. We do know that Charlemagne stated that a penny should buy a dozen loaves of bread in 794 AD, but this precedes Edwardian pennies by quite a bit.

Medieval coins themselves differ significantly from their ancient predecessors. The first thing one notices when handling these hammered coins is that they are extremely thin. Pennies were struck from sheets of silver at room temperature, and the metal had to be thinner in order to be workable without a heat source.

Edwardian pennies show a crowned bust of the king on the obverse and a cross on the reverse, an iconic feature of currency at the time. The words inscribed on the reverse show where the coin was minted.

A Portrait of King Edward I
A Portrait of King Edward I

Your order will include:

  • One Edwardian silver penny, dated circa 1272 - 1307 AD
  • Glass top leather display box
  • Detail card with relevant information about the relic
  • Certificate of Authenticity


History Hoard relics are guaranteed authentic and have a 100% money back policy. Read more about the History Hoard Promise. 

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Your Certificate of Authenticity is more than just a piece of paper—it's a promise to you.

When you buy from History Hoard, you can rest assured that each of your new relics has been thoroughly inspected under the careful eyes of an antiquities specialist. Only items that are 100% certain to be authentic get sent to our customers.

Plus, we take great care to source our relics from only vetted antiquities experts, who are also committed to providing genuine and ethically sourced relics.

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Actually, many relics are able to be owned by anyone.

Typically, museums only want to display items that are either very rare or incredibly well preserved. This leaves many items that don't make the cut, and these are able to be owned by individuals.

While the items we sell aren't "museum grade," they still carry with them the same amount of history and uniqueness. Each relic was still hand made by a person, hundreds or even thousands of years ago.

One of our core values is not to damage or alter any of the artifacts we sell.

History needs to be preserved—after all, there is a limited amount of it that survives—but it is also something to be shared with the masses. For this reason, we put our relics in sturdy display cases that are safe to handle, but are mindful that someday the relic may need to be taken out again.

No glue or resin holds the items in place. Instead, we're developed our own method for holding the relics securely in their displays using pressure alone. In fact, any of our relics can be removed in their original condition by simply opening the display case.

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