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The Quarter Noble was worth 1 shilling (12p) and 8 pence (or 2 Groats). 4 pence a day was the going rate for ‘a worthy man’ or skilled craftsman less holidays and sickness, 6 pence a day was payed for a mounted archer, a wage that held throughout the later part of the middle ages. A steady Groat a day was not to be sniffed at. The Quarter Noble thus represents a weeks wages in a single coin.
The coin was first produced as part of England’s first successful revival of gold coinage, introduced by Edward the 3rd some time after 1344. The design of the Noble and Half-Noble (king standing in a ship) was too elaborate for the small quarter-noble, which instead has the shield of England and France.
These gold plated coins are hand struck in the original manner from hand crafted dies by a very skilled craftsman right here in England. We are the only retailer to hold his works as a stock item.