Values of Coins of England and Great Britain

('Coins of the UK')

by Tony Clayton


10 - Four Pence or Groat


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Search by reign:

Maundy Fourpence
Charles II : James II : William & Mary : William III : Anne : George I : George II : George III : George IV : William IV : Victoria : Edward VII : George V : George VI : Elizabeth II

Britannia Fourpence
William IV : Victoria


It is stressed that the following prices are a guide to retail prices only, and are in UK pounds. They represent what you might have to pay a dealer, rather than what you might be able to sell them for.

I can take no personal responsibility for their accuracy, although every effort has been made to ensure that they have been copied correctly.

The information has generally been taken from the UK monthly magazine Coin News, and is reproduced by the kind permission of

Token Publishing Ltd, PO Box 14, Honiton, Devon EX14 9YP, UK


Condition Grades

The headings F, VF, EF and Unc refer to the condition grades of the coins. A guide to evaluating grades is found on my UK Coin Values Index page.

Proof coins relatively often found are listed, but the absence of a mention does not mean that a proof of that year does not exist.


Silver Groats or Fourpence


Values for hammered groats are not available.


The Maundy Groat


Charles II

        Year    F       VF      EF
m4d     undated 55      85      155
m4d     1670    50      90      165
m4d     1671    45      75      145
m4d     1672/1  45      85      145
m4d     1673    50      80      150
m4d     1674    45      75      145
m4d     1674o   55      90      165
m4d     1675    45      80      145
m4d     1675/4  50      90      165
m4d     1676    45      75      160
m4d     1676o   55      90      170
m4d     1677    40      75      140
m4d     1678    40      70      135
m4d     1678/7  45      90      155
m4d     1679    40      65      130
m4d     1680    45      70      135
m4d     1681    40      75      150
m4d     1682    40      70      155
m4d     1682/1  50      75      160
m4d     1683    45      70      155
m4d     1684    45      75      155
m4d     1684/3  50      80      160
o: overdate 7 over 6

James II

        Year    F       VF      EF
m4d     1686    45      85      165
m4d     1686d   55      90      175
m4d     1687    45      80      150
m4d     1687/6  55      85      160
m4d     1688    45      85      160
m4d     1688o   55      90      165
d: Date over crown
o: overdate 1 over 8

William & Mary

        Year    F       VF      EF
m4d     1689    50      85      150
m4d     1689g   55      90      160
m4d     1689e   80      170     260
m4d     1690    55      90      180
m4d     1690o   70      105     195
m4d     1691    60      100     190
m4d     1691o   70      110     195
m4d     1692    80      125     215
m4d     1692m   165     215     315
m4d     1692/1  100     125     225
m4d     1693    85      125     220
m4d     1693/2  70      125     220
m4d     1694    65      115     190
g: GV below bust
e: GVLEELMVS
o: overdates: 1690 over 1590 and 1691 1 over 0
m: MAR.IA

William III

        Year    F       VF      EF
m4d     1698    60      110     185
m4d     1699    50      95      170
m4d     1700    55      100     180
m4d     1701    60      95      180
m4d     1702    65      115     180

Queen Anne

        Year    F       VF      EF
m4d     1703    50      95      165
m4d     1704    45      85      150
m4d     1705    65      125     200
m4d     1706    50      90      150
m4d     1708    55      100     175
m4d     1709    50      95      145
m4d     1710    45      80      135
m4d     1713    50      90      155

George I

        Year    F       VF      EF
m4d     1717    50      90      150
m4d     1721    50      95      160
m4d     1723    55      95      165
m4d     1727    55      90      160

George II

        Year    F       VF      EF
m4d     1729    45      80      130
m4d     1731    45      80      130
m4d     1732    40      80      125
m4d     1735    40      75      125
m4d     1737    45      75      125
m4d     1739    45      75      125
m4d     1740    45      70      115
m4d     1743    100     150     240
m4d     1743/0  110     160     250
m4d     1746    45      65      115
m4d     1760    50      80      120

George III

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1763    40      75      110
m4d     1763    proof ex rare
m4d     1765    385     635     1000
m4d     1766    45      80      120
m4d     1770    115     185     285
m4d     1772    60      110     150
m4d     1776    55      100     145
m4d     1780    40      80      115
m4d     1784    40      75      110
m4d     1786    50      90      130
m4d     1792    65      105     175     270
m4d     1795            45      75      110
m4d     1800            40      70      100
m4d     1817            40      60      100
m4d     1818            40      60      95
m4d     1820            40      65      105

George IV

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1822                    50      105
m4d     1823                    45      95
m4d     1824                    45      95
m4d     1826                    45      90
m4d     1827                    45      90
m4d     1828                    45      90
m4d     1829                    45      90
m4d     1830                    45      90

William IV

Maundy groats have a crowned 4 on the reverse, while the Britannia groats have a seated figure of Britannia and the words FOUR PENCE - these are listed below.

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1831                    55      115
m4d     1831    proof           215     315
m4d     1832                    55      115
m4d     1833                    55      115
m4d     1834                    55      115
m4d     1835                    55      115
m4d     1836                    55      115
m4d     1837                    55      115

Victoria

Maundy groats have a crowned 4 on the reverse, while the Britannia groats have a seated figure of Britannia and the words FOUR PENCE - these are listed below.

Young Head

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1838                    25      45
m4d     1838    proof                   375
m4d     1839                    25      45
m4d     1839    proof                   290
m4d     1830                    25      45
m4d     1840                    25      45
m4d     1841                    35      50
m4d     1842                    25      45
m4d     1843                    25      45
m4d     1844                    25      45
m4d     1845                    25      45
m4d     1846                    25      45
m4d     1847                    25      45
m4d     1848                    25      45
m4d     1849                    25      45
m4d     1850                    25      45
m4d     1851                    25      45
m4d     1852                    25      45
m4d     1853                    25      45
m4d     1853    proof                   315
m4d     1854                    25      45
m4d     1855                    25      45
m4d     1856                    25      45
m4d     1857                    35      50
m4d     1858                    25      45
m4d     1859                    25      45
m4d     1860                    25      45
m4d     1861                    25      45
m4d     1862                    25      45
m4d     1863                    25      45
m4d     1864                    25      45
m4d     1865                    25      45
m4d     1866                    25      45
m4d     1867                    25      45
m4d     1868                    25      45
m4d     1869                    25      45
m4d     1870                    25      45
m4d     1871                    25      45
m4d     1872                    25      45
m4d     1873                    25      45
m4d     1874                    25      45
m4d     1875                    25      45
m4d     1876                    25      45
m4d     1877                    25      45
m4d     1878                    25      45
m4d     1879                    25      45
m4d     1880                    25      45
m4d     1881                    25      45
m4d     1882                    25      45
m4d     1883                    25      45
m4d     1884                    25      45
m4d     1885                    25      45
m4d     1886                    25      45
m4d     1887                    25      45
Jubilee Head
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1888                    25      40
m4d     1889                    25      40
m4d     1890                    25      40
m4d     1891                    25      40
m4d     1892                    25      40
Old Head
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1893                    20      35
m4d     1894                    20      35
m4d     1895                    20      35
m4d     1896                    20      35
m4d     1897                    20      35
m4d     1898                    20      35
m4d     1899                    20      35
m4d     1900                    20      35
m4d     1901                    20      35

Edward VII

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1902                    25      35
m4d     1902    proof           25      40
m4d     1903                    25      35
m4d     1904                    25      35
m4d     1905                    25      35
m4d     1906                    25      35
m4d     1907                    25      35
m4d     1908                    25      35
m4d     1909                    35      60
m4d     1910                    35      60

George V

Type 1: .925 Silver
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1911                    35      45
m4d     1911    proof           40      50
m4d     1912                    35      45
m4d     1913                    35      45
m4d     1914                    35      45
m4d     1915                    35      45
m4d     1916                    35      45
m4d     1917                    35      45
m4d     1918                    35      45
m4d     1919                    35      45
m4d     1920                    35      45
Type 2: .500 Silver
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1921                    35      45
m4d     1922                    35      45
m4d     1923                    35      45
m4d     1924                    35      45
m4d     1925                    35      45
m4d     1926                    35      45
m4d     1927                    35      45
Type 3: Modified Obverse
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1928                    35      45
m4d     1929                    35      45
Type 4: Re-engraved Obverse
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1930                    35      45
m4d     1931                    35      45
m4d     1932                    35      45
m4d     1933                    35      45
m4d     1934                    35      45
m4d     1935                    35      45
m4d     1936                    35      45

George VI

Type 1: IND IMP
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1937                    35      55
m4d     1937    proof           30      50
m4d     1938                    35      55
m4d     1939                    35      55
m4d     1940                    35      55
m4d     1941                    35      55
m4d     1942                    35      55
m4d     1943                    35      55
m4d     1944                    35      55
m4d     1945                    35      55
m4d     1946                    35      55
m4d     1947                    35      55
m4d     1948                    35      55
Type 2: No IND IMP
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1949                    35      55
m4d     1950                    35      55
m4d     1951                    35      55
m4d     1952                    35      55
The 1952 coin is known in copper.

Elizabeth II

Type 1: BRITT OMN
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1953                    130     200
Type 2: No BRITT OMN
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1954                    40      60
m4d     1955                    40      60
m4d     1956                    40      60
m4d     1957                    40      60
m4d     1958                    40      60
m4d     1959                    40      60
m4d     1960                    40      60
m4d     1961                    40      60
m4d     1962                    40      60
m4d     1963                    40      60
m4d     1964                    40      60
m4d     1965                    40      60
m4d     1966                    40      60
m4d     1967                    40      60
m4d     1968                    40      60
m4d     1969                    40      60
m4d     1970                    40      60
m4d     1971                    40      60
m4d     1972                    40      60
m4d     1973                    40      60
m4d     1974                    40      60
m4d     1975                    40      60
m4d     1976                    40      60
m4d     1977                    40      60
m4d     1978                    40      60
m4d     1979                    40      60
m4d     1980                    40      60
m4d     1981                    40      60
m4d     1982                    40      60
m4d     1983                    40      60
m4d     1984                    40      60
m4d     1985                    40      60
m4d     1986                    45      65
m4d     1987                    45      65
m4d     1988                    45      65
m4d     1989                    45      65
m4d     1990                    45      65
m4d     1991                    45      65
m4d     1992                    45      65
m4d     1993                    45      65
m4d     1994                    45      65
m4d     1995                    45      65
m4d     1996                    45      65
m4d     1997                    45      65
m4d     1998                    45      65
m4d     1999                    45      65
m4d     2000                    45      65
m4d     2001                    45      65
m4d     2002                    45      65
m4d     2002g   proof           475     700
m4d     2003                    45      65
m4d     2004                    45      65
m4d     2005                    45      65
m4d     2006                    45      65
m4d     2007                    45      65
m4d     2008                    60      115
m4d     2009                    60      115
m4d     2010                    50      100
m4d     2011                    60      100
g: gold proof

Extracted from Coin News July 2012

Maundy groats have a crowned 4 on the reverse, while the Britannia groats have a seated figure of Britannia and the words FOUR PENCE - these are listed below.


The Britannia Groat


William IV

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
4d      1836    8       18      40      85
4d      1837w   8       18      40      90

Victoria

Type 1: Young Head
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
4d      1837v   ex rare
4d      1838    7       15      30      80
4d      1838s   10      20      55      110
4d      1839    7       16      40      90
4d      1839    proof                   125
4d      1840O   7       15      40      85
4d      1840o   7       15      40      85
4d      1841    7       15      40      85
4d      1842/1  7       15      40      85
4d      1842    7       15      35      80
4d      1843    8       16      40      100
4d      1843/53 8       15      40      100
4d      1844    7       15      40      90
4d      1845    7       15      40      90
4d      1846    7       15      40      90
4d      1847/6  15      35      110
4d      1848    7       15      40      80
4d      1848/6  30      110
4d      1848/7  8       20      50      100
4d      1849    7       15      40      85
4d      1849/8  8       20      60      125
4d      1851    30      80      200     375
4d      1852    50      120     350
4d      1853    40      100     375
4d      1853    proof                   800
4d      1854    7       15      40      85
4d      1855    7       15      40      85
4d      1857    proof rare
4d      1862    proof rare
v: Victoria obverse
s: last 8 in date over sideways 8.
Type 2: Jubilee Head
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
4d      1888    8       18      40      85

Extracted from Coin News July 2013

The lack of a value for a grade means either that the coin is rarely found in that grade or that its value is less than 1.


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Maundy Fourpence
Charles II : James II : William & Mary : William III : Anne : George I : George II : George III : George IV : William IV : Victoria : Edward VII : George V : George VI : Elizabeth II

Britannia Fourpence
William IV : Victoria


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