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CG06719

Scotland, James VI copper Penny Plack, extremely rare issue

Scotland, James VI (1567-1625), copper Penny Plack, undated (c.1589) crowned I over R, legend and beaded border surrounding, initial mark quatrefoil, .IACOB. 6. D. G. R. SCO., rev. crowned Scottish lion, legend and beaded border surrounding, initial mark quatrefoil, VINCIT. VERITAS, weight 0.69g (Burns 1, fig 968; S.5519). Toned, weakly struck in one eighth of both sides, otherwise, good very fine for this extremely rare issue.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "James the Sixth, by the Grace of God, King of Scotland" and on the reverse "Truth has conquered."

Provenance:

A ticket with this coin states "Found near Ravenscraig Castle, Kirkcaldy, in a purse. Disclaimed by the National Museum of Scotland."

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