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JM33431

Scotland, James VI 1568 2/3-Ryal without revaluation countermark, NGC XF40

Regular price £3,500
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Scotland, James VI (1567-1625), silver Two Thirds Ryal of Twenty Scottish Shillings, 1568, crowned Scottish arms, crowned I to left, crowned R to right, cross on crown breaks beaded inner circle, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, IACOBVS. 6. DEI. GRATIA. REX. SCOTORVM., rev. crown over sword covering tip, date 15 68 either side, hand at left pointing to blade, value XX to right, Latin legend and toothed borders surrounding, .: PRO. ME. SI. MEREOR. IN. ME ., weight 19.92g (SCBI 35:-; SCBI 58:1355; SCBI 71:1074 Stewartby; Burns 3, fig 922; S.5474). Toned with striking weakness at one part of rim, rare especially without the revaluation countermark of 1578, has been slabbed and graded by NGC as XF40 and finer than the Stewartby piece.

NGC certification 4718503-001 - As of February 2024 this is the second finest graded example.

The Latin legend translates as on the obverse "James by the grace of God, King of Scotland" and on the reverse "For me; but against me if I deserve."

Provenance:

Ex Dr William E Triest Collection, Classical Numismatic Group, auction 109, 12th September 2018, lot 1036.

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