Coin collecting is something that I became interested in because of my grandfather. We would spend hours sorting through piles of coins. Of course, medieval coins are my favorite. Whilst in York, I fell victim to the beauty of two new coins. I took them out of their boxes just a few minutes ago. A Henry VIII groat (on the left) and an Edward VI shilling (on the right). Now, I just need a Henry VII and a Mary I to complete my Tudor coin collection. They are the first antiques I have purchased in about 7 years.