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Scotland, Charles I 1625 6 Shillings, with portrait of James VI, very rare first date

Scotland, Charles I (1625-49), silver Six Shillings, 1625, First Coinage (1625-34), crowned bust of his Father James VI right within beaded circle, value VI behind head, legend commences at top, initial mark thistle head both sides, CAROLVS. D. G. MAG. BRIT. FRAN. &. HIB. REX., rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, date 1625 above, inner beaded circle legend and outer beaded circle surrounding both sides, legend commences upper right, QVÆ. DEVS. CONIVNXIT. NEMO. SEPARET, weight 2.75g (cf.Burns 4-5 note; S.5543). Toned creased and straightened, a bold fine and very rare initial date for the reign.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Charles 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," taken from the Bible.

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