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Henry VII - Charles I (1485-1649)




Total WeightPurchasingFinenessActual Gold Weight
MonarchDenominationIssue Date(grains)Value(carats)
(grams)(troy ounces)
Henry VII








Treble-sovereign~1489720.0060s23.8750.99546.4121.4922

Double-sovereign~1489480.0040s23.8750.99530.9410.9948

Sovereign1489-1509240.0020s23.8750.99515.4710.4974

Ryal1485-1509120.0010s23.8750.9957.7350.2487

Angel1485-150980.006s 8d23.8750.9955.1570.1658
Henry VIII








Treble-sovereign1509-1526788.6060s23.8750.99550.8341.6344

Double-sovereign1509-1526480.0040s23.8750.99530.9410.9948

Sovereign1509-1526240.0020s23.8750.99515.4710.4974

Ryal1509-1526120.0010s23.8750.9957.7350.2487

Angel1509-152680.006s 8d23.8750.9955.1570.1658

Half-angel or Angelet1509-152640.003s 4d23.8750.9952.5780.0829

Double-sovereign1526-1544470.1040s23.8750.99530.3030.9743

Sovereign1526-1544240.0022s or 22s 6d23.8750.99515.4710.4974

Angel1526-154480.007s 4d or 7s 6d23.8750.9955.1570.1658

George-noble1526-154471.116s 8d23.8750.9954.5840.1474

Half-angel or Angelet1526-154440.003s 8d or 3s 9d23.8750.9952.5780.0829

Half-George-noble1526-154435.563s 4d23.8750.9952.2920.0737

Crown of the rose1526-1544
4s 6d23.8750.9950.0000.0000

Crown of the double-rose1526-154457.375s22.0000.9173.4080.1096

Halfcrown1526-154428.002s 6d22.0000.9171.6630.0535

Sovereign1544200.0020s23.0000.95812.4200.3993

Half-sovereign1544100.0010s23.0000.9586.2100.1997

Angel154480.008s23.0000.9584.9680.1597

Half-angel or Angelet154440.004s23.0000.9582.4840.0799

Quarter-angel154420.002s23.0000.9581.2420.0399

Sovereign1544-1545192.0020s22.0000.91711.4050.3667

Half-sovereign1544-154596.0010s22.0000.9175.7020.1833

Crown1544-154548.005s22.0000.9172.8510.0917

Halfcrown1544-154524.002s 6d22.0000.9171.4260.0458

Sovereign1545-1547192.0020s20.0000.83310.3680.3333

Half-sovereign1545-154796.0010s20.0000.8335.1840.1667

Crown1545-154748.005s20.0000.8332.5920.0833

Halfcrown1545-154724.002s 6d20.0000.8331.2960.0417
Edward VI








Half-sovereign1547-154996.0010s20.0000.8335.1840.1667

Crown1547-154948.005s20.0000.8332.5920.0833

Halfcrown1547-154924.002s 6d20.0000.8331.2960.0417

Treble-sovereign1549-1550508.2460s22.0000.91730.1890.9706

Sovereign1549-1550169.4120s22.0000.91710.0630.3235

Half-sovereign1549-155084.7110s22.0000.9175.0320.1618

Crown1549-155042.355s22.0000.9172.5160.0809

Halfcrown1549-155021.182s 6d22.0000.9171.2580.0404

Double-sovereign1550480.0048s23.8750.99530.9410.9948

Sovereign1550240.0024s23.8750.99515.4710.4974

Angel155080.008s23.8750.9955.1570.1658

Half-angel or Angelet155040.004s23.8750.9952.5780.0829

Sovereign1550-1553174.5520s22.0000.91710.3680.3333

Half-sovereign1550-155387.2710s22.0000.9175.1840.1667

Crown1550-155343.645s22.0000.9172.5920.0833

Halfcrown1550-155321.822s 6d22.0000.9171.2960.0417
Mary








Sovereign1553-1554240.0030s23.8750.99515.4710.4974

Half-sovereign or Ryal of gold1553-1554120.0015s23.8750.9957.7350.2487

Angel1553-155480.0010s23.8750.9955.1570.1658

Half-angel or Angelet1553-155440.005s23.8750.9952.5780.0829
Philip and Mary








Angel1554-155880.0010s23.8750.9955.1570.1658

Half-angel or Angelet1554-155840.005s23.8750.9952.5780.0829
Elizabeth II








Sovereign1558-1561240.0030s23.8750.99515.4710.4974

Sovereign1561-1572174.5513s 4d22.0000.91710.3680.3333

Sovereign1584-1600240.0030s23.8750.99515.4710.4974

Sovereign or Pound1592-1600174.5520s22.0000.91710.3680.3333

Sovereign or Pound1601-1603171.9420s22.0000.91710.2130.3284

Ryal1560-1572120.0010s23.8750.9957.7350.2487

Ryal1584-1600120.0015s23.8750.9957.7350.2487

Half-sovereign or Half-pound1558-157287.2710s or 6d 8s22.0000.9175.1840.1667

Half-sovereign or Half-pound1561-157287.276d 8s22.0000.9175.1840.1667

Half-sovereign or Half-pound1592-160087.2710s22.0000.9175.1840.1667

Half-sovereign or Half-pound1601-160285.9710s22.0000.9175.1070.1642

Angel1558-157880.0010s23.8750.9955.1570.1658

Angel1578-158279.7910s23.8130.9925.1300.1649

Angel1582-160080.0010s23.8750.9955.1570.1658

Angel1601-1603
10s22.0000.917


Half-angel or Angelet1558-157840.005s23.8750.9952.5780.0829

Half-angel or Angelet1578-158239.865s23.8130.9922.5630.0824

Half-angel or Angelet1582-160080.005s23.8750.9955.1570.1658

Half-angel or Angelet1601-1603
5s22.0000.917


Crown1558-157243.645s or 3s 4d22.0000.9172.5920.0833

Crown1561-157243.643s 4d22.0000.9172.5920.0833

Crown1592-160043.645s22.0000.9172.5920.0833

Crown1601-160242.865s22.0000.9172.5460.0819

Halfcrown1558-157221.822s d or 1s 8d22.0000.9171.2960.0417

Halfcrown1561-157221.821s 8d22.0000.9171.2960.0417

Halfcrown1592-160021.822s 6d22.0000.9171.2960.0417

Halfcrown1601-160221.492s 6d22.0000.9171.2760.0410

Quarter-angel1558-157820.002s 6d or 1s 8d23.8750.9951.2890.0414

Quarter-angel1578-158219.952s 6d23.8130.9921.2830.0412

Quarter-angel1582-160020.002s 6d23.8750.9951.2890.0414
James I








Rose-ryal1605-1612213.3330s23.8750.99513.7520.4421

Rose-ryal1612-1619216.0033s23.8750.99513.9240.4477

Rose-ryal1619-1625196.4030s23.8750.99512.6600.4070

Sovereign1603-1604171.9420s22.0000.91710.2130.3284

Unite1604-1612154.8420s22.0000.9179.1970.2957

Unite1612-1619154.8522s22.0000.9179.1980.2957

Unite or Laurel1619-1625140.4920s22.0000.9178.3450.2683

Spur-ryal1605-1612106.6715s23.8750.9956.8760.2211

Spur-ryal1612-1619108.0016s 6d23.8750.9956.9620.2238

Spur-ryal1619-162598.1815s23.8750.9956.3290.2035

Half-sovereign1603-160485.9710s22.0000.9175.1070.1642

Double-crown or Half-unite1604-161277.4210s22.0000.9174.5990.1479

Double-crown or Half-unite1612-161977.5211s22.0000.9174.6050.1480

Double-crown or Half-laurel1619-162570.2410s22.0000.9174.1720.1341

Angel1605-161271.1110s23.8750.9954.5840.1474

Angel1612-161972.0011s23.8750.9954.6410.1492

Angel1619-162565.4510s23.8750.9954.2190.1356

Half-angel or Angelet1604-161235.565s23.8750.9952.2920.0737

Half-angel or Angelet1612-161936.005s 6d23.8750.9952.3210.0746

Crown1603-160442.995s22.0000.9172.5540.0821

Britain Crown1604-161238.715s22.0000.9172.2990.0739

Britain Crown1612-161938.715s 6d22.0000.9172.2990.0739

Crown or Quarter-laurel1619-162535.125s22.0000.9172.0860.0671

Thistle Crown1604-161130.974s22.0000.9171.8400.0591

Thistle Crown1611-161230.974s 4 3/4d22.0000.9171.8400.0591

Halfcrown1603-160421.492s 6d22.0000.9171.2760.0410

Halfcrown1605-161219.362s 6d22.0000.9171.1500.0370

Halfcrown1612-161919.362s 9d22.0000.9171.1500.0370
Charles I








Three-pound or Triple-Unite1642-1644421.4660s22.0000.91725.0340.8049

Unite1625-1649140.4920s22.0000.9178.3450.2683

Half-unite1625-164570.2410s22.0000.9174.1720.1341

Angel1625-164264.7210s23.8750.9954.1720.1341

Double-crown1625-164270.2410s22.0000.9174.1720.1341

Britain Crown1625-164235.125s22.0000.9172.0860.0671

Ten Shillings1648
10s



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