Penny of Edward I
 
The long cross coinage of his predecessors was abolished by Edward I in 1279 and a new penny (along with groat, halfpenny and farthing) was introduced. The new pennies with thier full faced more realistic protrait and long single cross were very popular. The penny remained unchanged for the next 200 years until the reign of Henry VII. The high silver content however caused many to cross into Europe and never return.