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James I, Half-Groat, unusual reverse

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James I, Half-Groat, unusual reverse

James I (1603-25), Half-Groat, third coinage, initial mark lis (1623-4), crowned rose, beaded circle surrounding, i:d.g:rosa sine spina outer beaded border both sides, rev. crowned thistle, no inner circle, tveatvr vnita de 9. no stops apart from unusual termination, 0.89g. (cf.N.2127; S.2671).

Toned very fine, this reverse die not recorded even in the famous collection of H M Lingford who had one of the ultimate collections of coinage of King James I, extremely rare presumably