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JM33159

Scotland, Charles II 1664 Four-Merks type 1, thistle by head, first year issued VF25

Regular price £2,950
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Scotland, Charles II (1649-85), silver Four Merks, 1664, first coinage, type I, thistle to left of head, laureate draped bust right, legend surrounds CAROLVS. II. DEI. GRA, rev. cruciform shields, interlinked Cs in angles, mark of value LIII/4 in central compartment, MAG. BRI. FRA. ET. HIB. REX, weight 26.50g (SCBI 35 -; Burns 1; SCBI 70, 748; S.5604). Toned with some wear and surface marks, has been slabbed and graded by NGC as VF25 and very rare.

NGC Certification 6945839-002 - This coin as of March 2024 is currently the only example straight graded at NGC and therefore top of the population.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Charles by the Grace of God," and on the reverse "King of Great Britain France and Ireland."

Provenance:

Ex Robert Wilson Scottish collection, Spink Coin Auction 189, 27th June 2007, lot 214.

Ex Harrington E Manville Scottish collection, Dix Noonan and Webb, 15-18th September 2015, lot 2.

Ex Mark Rasmussen, Numismatist list 34, item 313.

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