The Silver Victorian coin that every cab driver hated
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The Silver Victorian coin that every cab driver hated


The Silver Victorian coin that every cab driver hated

• Silver Victorian Groat (four pence) issued between 1838 and 1855

• A scarce coin that was only in circulation for a short time

• Cab drivers hated it because it cost them generous tips from passengers

• Struck from almost 2g of Sterling Silver

• Your coins will be sealed in a tamper-proof capsule within a deluxe presentation case

Why I recommend The Queen Victoria Silver Groat…

The Silver Groat (four pence) circulated for less than 20 years, but has a story to rival even the most iconic British coins.

The story goes that the average cab fare during the 1830s was around four pence, but the passenger would give the carriage driver a sixpence piece and, more often than not, be too nervous or polite to ask for change. The cabbie would make a nice little extra on top of the fee for the journey.

That came to an end with the introduction of the Groat, causing outrage amongst carriage drivers up and down the country.

It didn’t last long though, with the more popular three pence introduced in 1845. The Groat would be gone 10 years later.

Alex Hanrahan, Managing Consultant


UK Queen Victoria Silver Groat/Fourpence

Price £125.00 (+ £3.99 p&p)
Application Ref: 185 689V 3
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Price £125.00 (+ £3.99 p&p)


  • Years of Issue: 1838-1855, 1888
  • Country of Issue: UK
  • Denomination: Groat/Fourpence
  • Metal: .925 Silver
  • Diameter: 16.00mm
  • Weight: 1.9g
  • Obverse: Queen Victoria
  • Reverse: Seated Britannia

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
CPM does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.

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