Aidan asks: What was the currency used in Wales during the late 1300’s. Because I’m doing a Social’s project which is due soon and I need to know the currency during that time.
The dominant circulating coinage would have been English. During the reign of Edward III, 1327-1377, metal content was changed and new denominations were issued.
Below is a compendium of Edwardian English coinage:
- Silver Pennies, Halfpence and Farthings
- Gold Florin, also called the Double Leopard (valued at 6 shillings).
- Gold Half Florin or Leopard
- Gold Quarter Florin or Helm (probably called that because of the helmet design on the coin)
- Gold Noble (1344-46) (valued at 6 shillings and 8 pence)
- Gold Quarter Noble
- Quarter Noble (1351-61) struck in France
- Various other Noble denominations struck in France after 1361