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Strong Portrait on a James I Half-Unite

Price £2,500

Strong Portrait on a James I Half-Unite

James I (1603-1625), second coinage (1604-19), Half-Unite or Double-Crown, fifth crowned and armoured bust right, beaded circle surrounding, initial mark book on lectern (1616-17), pellet and comma stops on legend, IACOBVS D G MA BRI FRA ET HI REX, outer beaded circle surrounding both sides, rev crowned quartered shield of arms, I to left, R to right, beaded circle surrounding, pellet stop legend, HENRICVS ROSAS REGNA IACOBVS, 5.04g (Schneider -; N.2088; S.2623).

Of bright appearance, traces of light creasing, light tone, a pleasing very fine with a great portrait, and the rarest mark.