James I (1603-25), gold Double Crown, second Coinage (1604-19)
Obverse - Fourth crowned bust right within beaded circles and legend, initial mark escallop (1606-07), .IACOBVS. D;G; MAG; BRIT; FRAN; ET. HIB; REX.
Reverse - Crowned quartered shield of arms, I to left, R to right, .HENRICVS. ROSAS. REGNA. IACOBVS
Slabbed and graded by NGC as XF45,
The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "James by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland" and on the reverse as "Henry united the Roses, James the Kingdoms," a legend that is exclusive to this reign.
The original surviving Mint accounts show that £290,217 of 22 carat crown gold was struck for the period 1st June 1605 until 31st March 1607, which also includes the period of use of the earlier rose mint mark as well as scallop. Therefore only an unknown proportion of this total would be for this mint mark.
|Alloy||22 Carat Gold|
|Pure Metal Type||Gold|