JAMES I GOLD HALFCROWN INITIAL MARK GRAPES, RARE . in Middlesbrough

£700

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JAMES I GOLD HALFCROWN INITIAL MARK GRAPES, RARE .


James I (1603-25), gold Halfcrown, struck in 22 carat "Crown" gold, second Coinage (1604-19), first crowned bust right within beaded circles and legend, initial mark grapes (1607), .I: D: G: ROSA. SINE. SPINA., rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, I to left of crown, R to right, .TVEATVR. VNITA DEVS., 1.21g (Schneider 69; N.2093; S.2629). Toned, flan just a touch ragged, weak strike in one part of legend, with a decent portrait on par with the Schneider example for this rare short lived mint mark, a bold very fine, rare.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "James by the Grace of God, a rose without a thorn" and on the reverse as "May God guard these United," a reference to the uniting of England and Scotland under the same monarch.

The grapes mint mark was only issued for a mere four months and ten days in 1607.

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David reilly
Middlesbrough
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