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GM25796

Scotland, Charles I 1634 Six Shillings mm. thistle, only example available

Scotland, Charles I (1625-49), silver Six Shillings, first coinage, 1634, 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. quartered shield of arms, Scottish arms in both first and fourth quarters, date 1634 above, inner beaded circle legend and outer beaded circle surrounding both sides, legend commences upper right, QVÆ. DEVS. CONIVNXIT. NEMO. SEPARET, weight 2.46g (SCBI Scotland 70:165; Burns -; S.5543). Uneven tone and a little buckled with two flan splits, weak obverse with considerable wear, nice clear date on reverse and seemingly the only example of the date in private hands, of the highest rarity and not recorded in Burns.

The Latin legend on the obverse translates as "Charles, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland", and on the reverse as "What God hath joined together, let no man put asunder".

Provenance:

Ex Morton and Eden, Auction 93, 27th June 2018, lot 311.

Ex Christopher Comber Collection, part III, St James Auction 62, 14th June 2022, lot 724.

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