Why add this William the Conqueror Silver Normandy Denier struck at the Rouen Mint to your collection?
William I, more commonly known as William the Conqueror and sometimes William the Bastard, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087. He was Duke of Normandy (as Duke William II) beginning in 1035 onward. Launching a Norman conquest of England in 1066, he defeated King Harold in the Battle of Hastings winning the throne of England. This silver Denier was struck during the reign of William the Conqueror at the Rouen Mint, located in the province of Normandy, in north-west France.
Hand-struck Silver Denier design
The obverse bears the image of the cross pattee, with a pellet between each arm of the cross, framed by a circular border and legend of "NORMANNA."
The reverse depicts a stylized cathedral facade, featuring a saltire cross within an arched doorway, with two pellets and lettering above the triangular pediment. Two towers, represented by a vertical line topped with annulets, flank the doorway.
NGC Very Fine 35
This Silver Normandy Denier of William I the Conqueror (c. 1035-87) is graded Very Fine 35 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). Encapsulated in a NGC holder with grading certification label, the design details of the coin will be sharp and complete with worn, noticeable flattening on all of the highest points. These coins will come inside a holder telling their story.
This 11th Century Silver Normandy Denier will make a beautiful addition to your collection!
|Year of Issue:||(c. 1035-1087)|
|Legal Tender:||Normandy, Rouen|
|Obverse Design:||Cross patteé|
|Reverse Design:||Stylized cathedral|