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James I (1603-25),gold Quarter-Laurel of Five Shillings, third coinage (1619-25), laureate and draped bust left, bracket shape ties at rear of bust, value behind, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding on both sides, initial mark trefoil (1624), IACOBVS D: G: MAG: BRI: FRA: ET HI: REX, rev. long cross fourchee over crowned quartered shield of arms, no punctuation, HENRIC .9 ROSAS REGNA IACOB;, weight 2.26g

Bold very fine Condition.

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 trefoil mint mark was the final mint mark of the reign and original pyx trial records show that £925,429 of 22 carat crown gold was struck for this mint mark from 1st April 1624 until 7th July 1625.


Specification Value
Weight 2.26 g
Quality Circulating
Year 1619-25
Pure Metal Type Gold
Specification Value
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