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• ... What is the difference between a penny and a groat? I am assuming a groat is twice the size of a penny. Schmett
Message 1 of 6 , Sep 9, 2007
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J Coffman wrote:

Greetings,

Costs generally in the West are four pennys for a buck and,
Groats 2 for a buck. We have a standing list of costs that we employ.

What is the difference between a penny and a groat?
I am assuming a groat is twice the size of a penny.

Schmett
• ... Here are the diameters of several types of English coinage (in inches, from Ian s excerpts): Medieval broad Penny 0.750 Medieval Half Groat 0.937
Message 1 of 6 , Sep 9, 2007
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> What is the difference between a penny and a groat?
> I am assuming a groat is twice the size of a penny.
> Schmett

Here are the diameters of several types of English coinage (in inches,
from Ian's excerpts):

Medieval Half Groat 0.937
Medieval Groat 1.062
Medieval Shilling 1.000

SCA groats are usually 1" in diameter, and pennies are 0.75". A groat
requires a larger die (1.25" usually) and significantly more force to
strike than a penny. A groat has about 78% more area than a penny.

-Derian le Breton.
• Well Derian kinda beat me to the answer, Yes the sizes we employ are correct, however it is worth nothing it is a general standard that the Guilds use to
Message 1 of 6 , Sep 9, 2007
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Well Derian kinda beat me to the answer, Yes the sizes we employ are
correct, however it is worth nothing it is a general standard that the
Guilds use to describe the coins we use, often having not altogether
always employed as a standard in period-more of a average.

Emmerich

--- In sca_moneyer@yahoogroups.com, Jim Gerlinsky <jmg@...> wrote:
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> J Coffman wrote:
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> > Greetings,
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> > Costs generally in the West are four pennys for a buck and,
> > Groats 2 for a buck. We have a standing list of costs that we employ.
> >
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>
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> >
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> What is the difference between a penny and a groat?
> I am assuming a groat is twice the size of a penny.
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> Schmett
>
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