Described in this article is a new variety of a halfpenny of London, from the later part of Henry VI’s first reign, and of the Cross Pellet issue. The coin shows an interesting feature – the addition of a definite pellet between the R and I of HENRIC; a feature previously unrecorded on the coins of this issue.
WIth the development of increasingly sensitive metal detectors many small coins are now coming to light. With them are numerous issues of halfpence and farthings, and it is not surprising when coins from previously unknown issues come to light (cf Henry III round halfpence, farthings, Newcastle Farthings of Edward I etc). A recent discovery of a halfpenny that is probably a Henry VI Lis Pellet issue is described in this brief article.
In BNJ 2017 Martyn Frederickson published a quarter-noble of Henry VI that he tentatively assigned to the Trefoil Issue, an issue of which no quarter-nobles were previously known. A reverse die duplicate of the Frederickson coin appeared for sale in a provincial auction in 2018 and prompted the following re-examination of the attribution.