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 65      100     175
m4d     1670    60      105     180
m4d     1671    50      85      160
m4d     1672/1  55      95      160
m4d     1673    55      90      160
m4d     1674    55      85      155
m4d     1674o   60      100     185
m4d     1675    50      90      155
m4d     1675/4  60      100     180
m4d     1676    55      85      170
m4d     1676o   65      100     185
m4d     1677    45      85      150
m4d     1678    45      80      145
m4d     1678/7  55      100     160
m4d     1679    45      75      140
m4d     1680    50      80      155
m4d     1681    45      90      165
m4d     1682    50      80      170
m4d     1682/1  60      85      180
m4d     1683    55      80      165
m4d     1684    55      85      170
m4d     1684/3  65      95      180
o: overdate 7 over 6

James II

        Year    F       VF      EF
m4d     1686    55      100     185
m4d     1686d   65      110     195
m4d     1687    50      90      170
m4d     1687/6  65      100     180
m4d     1688    60      100     180
m4d     1688o   65      105     195
d: Date over crown
o: overdate 1 over 8

William & Mary

        Year    F       VF      EF
m4d     1689    50      100     165
m4d     1689g   65      105     180
m4d     1689e   120     205     310
m4d     1690    50      105     200
m4d     1690o   80      120     215
m4d     1691    70      110     210
m4d     1691o   80      125     220
m4d     1692    105     150     240
m4d     1692m   185     230     330
m4d     1692/1  120     145     245
m4d     1693    50      140     240
m4d     1693/2  85      140     235
m4d     1694    75      125     210
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    70      125     205
m4d     1699    60      110     190
m4d     1700    70      120     200
m4d     1701    70      115     200
m4d     1702    75      125     205

Queen Anne

        Year    F       VF      EF
m4d     1703    60      110     190
m4d     1704    50      95      165
m4d     1705    85      145     225
m4d     1706    60      100     160
m4d     1708    60      110     195
m4d     1709    60      105     165
m4d     1710    50      90      150
m4d     1713    65      105     175

George I

        Year    F       VF      EF
m4d     1717    60      100     165
m4d     1721    60      105     170
m4d     1723    65      110     180
m4d     1727    65      105     175

George II

        Year    F       VF      EF
m4d     1729    50      90      145
m4d     1731    55      90      150
m4d     1732    50      90      140
m4d     1735    50      85      140
m4d     1737    55      85      140
m4d     1739    50      90      140
m4d     1740    45      80      125
m4d     1743    115     165     260
m4d     1743/0  125     185     270
m4d     1746    50      75      120
m4d     1760    50      90      135

George III

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1763    45      85      125
m4d     1763    proof ex rare
m4d     1765    400     650     1100
m4d     1766    55      90      130
m4d     1770    125     200     315
m4d     1772    70      120     165
m4d     1776    55      105     155
m4d     1780    40      90      125
m4d     1784    40      85      120
m4d     1786    55      100     145
m4d     1792    75      120     195     290
m4d     1795            45      85      120
m4d     1800            45      80      115
m4d     1817            40      70      110
m4d     1818            40      70      105
m4d     1820            45      75      110

George IV

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1822                    60      115
m4d     1823                    55      110
m4d     1824                    55      115
m4d     1826                    55      110
m4d     1827                    55      110
m4d     1828                    55      105
m4d     1829                    50      105
m4d     1830                    55      110

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                    65      130
m4d     1831    proof           230     350
m4d     1832                    65      130
m4d     1833                    65      130
m4d     1834                    65      130
m4d     1835                    65      130
m4d     1836                    65      130
m4d     1837                    65      130

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                    35      55
m4d     1838    proof                   425
m4d     1839                    35      55
m4d     1839    proof                   350
m4d     1830                    35      55
m4d     1840                    35      55
m4d     1841                    45      65
m4d     1842                    35      55
m4d     1843                    35      55
m4d     1844                    35      55
m4d     1845                    35      55
m4d     1846                    35      55
m4d     1847                    35      55
m4d     1848                    35      55
m4d     1849                    35      55
m4d     1850                    35      55
m4d     1851                    35      55
m4d     1852                    35      55
m4d     1853                    35      55
m4d     1853    proof                   375
m4d     1854                    35      55
m4d     1855                    35      55
m4d     1856                    35      55
m4d     1857                    35      55
m4d     1858                    35      55
m4d     1859                    35      55
m4d     1860                    35      55
m4d     1861                    35      55
m4d     1862                    35      55
m4d     1863                    35      55
m4d     1864                    35      55
m4d     1865                    35      55
m4d     1866                    35      55
m4d     1867                    35      55
m4d     1868                    35      55
m4d     1869                    35      55
m4d     1870                    35      55
m4d     1871                    35      55
m4d     1872                    35      55
m4d     1873                    35      55
m4d     1874                    35      55
m4d     1875                    35      55
m4d     1876                    35      55
m4d     1877                    35      55
m4d     1878                    35      55
m4d     1879                    35      55
m4d     1880                    35      55
m4d     1881                    35      55
m4d     1882                    35      55
m4d     1883                    35      55
m4d     1884                    35      55
m4d     1885                    35      55
m4d     1886                    35      55
m4d     1887                    35      55
Jubilee Head
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1888                    35      50
m4d     1889                    35      50
m4d     1890                    35      50
m4d     1891                    35      50
m4d     1892                    35      50
Old Head
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1893                    25      45
m4d     1894                    25      45
m4d     1895                    25      45
m4d     1896                    25      45
m4d     1897                    25      45
m4d     1898                    25      45
m4d     1899                    25      45
m4d     1900                    25      45
m4d     1901                    25      45

Edward VII

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1902                    30      40
m4d     1902    proof           35      45
m4d     1903                    30      40
m4d     1904                    30      40
m4d     1905                    30      40
m4d     1906                    30      40
m4d     1907                    30      40
m4d     1908                    30      40
m4d     1909                    45      70
m4d     1910                    45      70

George V

Type 1: .925 Silver
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1911                    40      55
m4d     1911    proof           50      65
m4d     1912                    40      55
m4d     1913                    40      55
m4d     1914                    40      55
m4d     1915                    40      55
m4d     1916                    40      55
m4d     1917                    40      55
m4d     1918                    40      55
m4d     1919                    40      55
m4d     1920                    40      55
Type 2: .500 Silver
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1921                    40      55
m4d     1922                    40      55
m4d     1923                    40      55
m4d     1924                    40      55
m4d     1925                    40      55
m4d     1926                    40      55
m4d     1927                    40      55
Type 3: Modified Obverse
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1928                    40      55
m4d     1929                    40      55
Type 4: Re-engraved Obverse
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1930                    40      55
m4d     1931                    40      55
m4d     1932                    40      55
m4d     1933                    40      55
m4d     1934                    40      55
m4d     1935                    40      55
m4d     1936                    40      55

George VI

Type 1: IND IMP
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1937                    45      65
m4d     1937    proof           35      50
m4d     1938                    45      65
m4d     1939                    45      65
m4d     1940                    45      65
m4d     1941                    45      65
m4d     1942                    45      65
m4d     1943                    45      65
m4d     1944                    45      65
m4d     1945                    45      65
m4d     1946                    45      65
m4d     1947                    45      65
m4d     1948                    45      65
Type 2: No IND IMP
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1949                    45      65
m4d     1950                    45      65
m4d     1951                    45      65
m4d     1952                    45      65
The 1952 coin is known in copper.

Elizabeth II

Type 1: BRITT OMN
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1953                    150     210
Type 2: No BRITT OMN
        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
m4d     1954                    40      65
m4d     1955                    40      65
m4d     1956                    40      65
m4d     1957                    40      65
m4d     1958                    40      65
m4d     1959                    40      65
m4d     1960                    40      65
m4d     1961                    40      65
m4d     1962                    40      65
m4d     1963                    40      65
m4d     1964                    40      65
m4d     1965                    40      65
m4d     1966                    40      65
m4d     1967                    40      65
m4d     1968                    40      65
m4d     1969                    40      65
m4d     1970                    40      65
m4d     1971                    40      65
m4d     1972                    40      65
m4d     1973                    40      65
m4d     1974                    40      65
m4d     1975                    40      65
m4d     1976                    40      65
m4d     1977                    40      65
m4d     1978                    40      65
m4d     1979                    40      65
m4d     1980                    40      65
m4d     1981                    40      65
m4d     1982                    40      65
m4d     1983                    40      65
m4d     1984                    40      65
m4d     1985                    40      65
m4d     1986                    55      75
m4d     1987                    55      75
m4d     1988                    55      75
m4d     1989                    55      75
m4d     1990                    55      75
m4d     1991                    55      75
m4d     1992                    55      75
m4d     1993                    55      75
m4d     1994                    55      75
m4d     1995                    55      75
m4d     1996                    55      75
m4d     1997                    55      75
m4d     1998                    55      75
m4d     1999                    55      75
m4d     2000                    55      75
m4d     2001                    55      75
m4d     2002                    55      75
m4d     2002g   gold proof      490     725
m4d     2003                    55      75
m4d     2004                    55      75
m4d     2005                    55      75
m4d     2006                    55      75
m4d     2007                    55      75
m4d     2008                    70      125
m4d     2009                    70      125
m4d     2010                    65      115
m4d     2011                    60      115
m4d     2012                    60      120
m4d     2013                    65      125
m4d     2014
g: gold proof

Extracted from Coin News August 2014

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.


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


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