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James I (1603-25), gold Halfcrown, second coinage, initial mark lis (1604-05), first crowned bust right, beaded circle and legend surrounding, .I'. D'. G'. ROSA'. SINE'. SPINA., rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, beaded circle and legend surrounding, .TVEATVR. VNITA.DEVS. weight 1.21g

Very fine condition.

The Latin legends translate as "James by the grace of God, a rose without a thorn" on the obverse, and on the reverse as "May God guard these united" in reference to the Kingdoms of England and Scotland.

The crown gold of 22 carat output for this mint mark of 1604-05 period is recorded as £137,475 worth and is the first type of the second coinage in this reign.


Specification Value
Weight 1.21 g
Quality Circulating
Year 1604-1605
Specification Value
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