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JM33166

Scotland, Charles I Sixty-Shillings, Briot's third coinage, NGC XF45, 2nd finest

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Charles I (1625-49), silver sixty shillings, third coinage, Nicholas Briot's issue, initial mark thistle-head with signed b both sides, beaded inner and toothed outer borders, legend surrounds CAROLVS. D:G MAGN. BRITANN. FRANC. ET. HIBERN. REX, rev. crowned quartered coat of arms, reads QVÆ. DEVS. CONIVNXIT. NEMO. SEPARET., weight 29.82g (Murray, BNJ 1970, p.133; SCBI 35 [Scottish], 1424-6; SCBI 70 [National Museum], 198-99; B 5, fig. 1005; S.5552). Toned with the usual subtle central weaknesses, some tiny digs on shield and old tone spot on rump of horse, otherwise has been slabbed and graded by NGC as XF45.

NGC Certification 6945839-003. As of March 2024 this coin is the second finest graded at NGC and better than the four at PCGS.

Nicholas Briot was appointed Master of the Scottish Mint on the 7th August 1635, chosen for office by his Kings Majestie. The Lords of Secret Council had sanctioned the use of Briot's mill and screw press for the minting of coinage from the 12th January 1637, at first for silver coins only, like this Sixty Shilling piece offered herewith.

The 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, let no man put asunder."

Provenance:

Ex DNW, Auction 135, 21st March 2016, lot 886.

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