James I Laurel, mintmark lis

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James I Laurel, mintmark lis

James I (1603-25), gold Laurel, third coinage, initial mark lis (1623-24), fourth laureate and draped bust left, bracket ties to value behind, beaded circle and legend surrounding, IACOBVS: D: G: MAG: BRI: FRA: HI: REX, rev. crowned quartered shield of arms over long cross fourchee, beaded circle and legend without punctuation surrounding, FACIA M EOS IN GENTEM VNAM followed by lis, 8.99g (Schneider 86; N.2114; S.2638C). Flan flaw on forehead, and on corresponding part of reverse, otherwise lightly toned with a great portrait, good very fine to almost extremely fine.

Provenance:
Ex A H Baldwin, Summer Fixed Price List 2012, BH026.

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