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BM03018

James I Crown mintmark grapes, second coinage, very rare mint mark

Regular price £4,500
Regular price Sale price £4,500

James I (1603-25), silver Crown, second coinage (1604-19), armoured King on horseback right, sword on shoulder, plain groundline below, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding both sides, initial mark grapes over escallop (1607) both sides, .IACOBVS. D; G; MAG; BRIT; FRAN; ET. HIB; REX. rev. quartered shield of arms, .QVÆ. DEVS. CONIVNXIT. NEMO. SEPARET. weight 29.79g (Cooper dies V*/IX*; N.2097; S.2652). A number of small flan striations on obverse, die flaw below groundline, toned, double struck on reverse, a bold fine and a very rare die combination and mint mark.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse, "James, by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland," and on the reverse "What God hath joined together let no man put asunder."

Provenance:

Ex J E Moon, Sotheby, 7th May 1901, lot 182 sold for £2/18-.

Ex Col. H W Morrieson, Sotheby, 20th November 1933, lot 364 sold for £7.

Ex Capt. H E G Paget, Glendining, 25th September 1946, lot 43 sold for £12/10-.

Ex Raymond Carlyon-Britton, collection sold through B A Seaby from 1959-61.

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