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EM17620

James I 1603 Sixpence, first coinage, first bust dated with thistle mint mark

James I (1603-25), silver Sixpence, 1603, first coinage (1603-04), first crowned bust right, beaded circles and legend surrounding, .IACOBVS . D; G. ANG; SCO; FRA; ET HIB; REX. initial mark thistle both sides, rev. quartered shield of arms, date above, beaded circles and legend surrounding, EXVRGAT. DEVS. DISSIPENTVR. INIMICI. weight 3.03g (N.2074; S.6517). Attractively toned, weak in part of legend on both sides, but with a wonderful portrait for this rarer first bust issue, good very fine to almost extremely fine.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "James by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland"; and on the reverse "Let God arise and let his enemies be scattered."

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