Richard III's ruthless seizure of the crown in 1483 left a core of bitter opposition. He successfully put down a rebellion led by the Duke of Buckingham, but in 1485 Henry Tudor returned from exile. On 22 August 1485 Henry Tudor faced Richard III's army at Bosworth Field. Richard was struck down in the conflict and Henry Tudor became King Henry VII.
The coinage of Richard III followed the pattern of previous reigns. The portrait, only used on his silver coinage, was stylised though it became increasingly distinct.
This pewter reproduction Richard III Groat is supplied on a waxed cord. The information on the reverse of the card is about Richard III's reign, his boar emblem and coinage.