James I (1603-25), Shilling, first coinage (1603-04), second crowned bust right, value behind, beaded linear circles, mintmark lis (1604-05), legend surrounds IACOBVS DG ANG SCO FRA ET HIB REX. Rev, square topped quartered shield of arms, reads EXVRGAT DEVS DISSIPENTVR INIMICI, 6.29g (S.2646; N.2073).
Set out on a slightly irregular flan, legends legible with few soft spots. Portrait and overall bust consistently well detailed and impressive, few very mild annealing flaws. Reverse, shield and legends generally clear. Very fine, portrait pleasing, toned with residual bloom.