FAQ's

What makes a coin valuable?

Plus Icon

I have coins to sell, what’s the next step?

Plus Icon

How will my purchases be shipped?

Plus Icon

What happens if I’m not entirely happy with my purchase?

Plus Icon
CG06708

Scotland, James III light issue Groat

Scotland, James III (1460-88), silver Groat, Edinburgh Mint, light issue (c.1482), small facing crowned bust, crown with five fleurs, double tressure of seven arcs surrounding broken by neck, trefoils on cusps, beaded circles and legend surrounding, initial mark cross fleury and one pellet stop in legend, +IACOBVS DEI GRA REX. SCOTORVM, rev. long cross pattee, tri-pellets in two opposing inner angles, pierced mullets of five points in other two opposing angles, beaded circles and twin concentric legends surrounding, outer legend initial mark cross fleury, +DnS,PT ECTORm SxLIBEA TVRMS, inner legend, VILL A EDE RBEO VRGE, weight 2.40g (Burns 24 fig.605; S.5280). Toned, weak at top part of legend both sides and perhaps once mounted in antiquity, with a good face on the King, very fine and rare.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on obverse "James by the grace of God, King of Scotland," and on the reverse outer legend "God is my Defender and my Redeemer" a Psalm from the Bible, and the inner legend as "The Town of Edinburgh."

FAQ's

What makes a coin valuable?

Plus Icon

I have coins to sell, what’s the next step?

Plus Icon

How will my purchases be shipped?

Plus Icon

What happens if I’m not entirely happy with my purchase?

Plus Icon