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Why add this Silver Normandy Denier of William I the Conqueror to your collection?
William I was England's first Norman king, earning the title and nickname of William the Conqueror after his success in the Battle of Hastings against King Harold in 1066. During the period of his reign, from 1066-1087, over eighty castles and keeps were constructed across the country to defend and enforce his rule, including the famed White Tower of London, which still maintains its imposing presence today. This silver Denier was hand struck at the Rouen Mint in Normandy, measuring approximately 18 mm in diameter.
Design of the Silver Normandy Denier
The obverse features a circular frame around a cross pattee at the center, with a pellet in each quadrant. The image is surrounded by the inscription "NORMANNA."
A cathedral is depicted on the reverse, in a stylized manner, with a saltire cross appearing in the doorway between two vertical towers. Above the doorway is a triangular pediment ornamented with a pellet, with inscriptions above.
NGC Very Fine 30
The coin experts at the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) have graded this beautiful example of a Silver Normandy Denier of William I the Conqueror (c. 1035-87) a Very Fine 30; the coin will exhibit nearly complete definition of design, with areas of the coin's surface flattened. The silver Denier is protected in a NGC holder with the official certification label. You'll receive your coin inside of the special story vault holder pictured above.
Add this gorgeous William the Conqueror Silver Normandy Denier to your Medieval coin collection! Purchase from MCM today!
|Year of Issue:||(c. 1035-1087)|
|Legal Tender:||Normandy, Rouen|
|Obverse Design:||Cross patteé|
|Reverse Design:||Stylized cathedral|