James VI (1567-1625), gold Twenty Pounds, 1576, period of second coinage, crowned armoured bust of King right, holding long sword resting on shoulder, holding palm branch, three line Latin inscription in panel below, IN. VTRVNQVE / .PARATVS. / .1576. Latin legend and outer beaded border surrounding, .IACOBVS. 6. DEI. GRA. REX. SCOTOR, rev. crowned Scottish shield of arms, Latin legend and outer beaded border surrounding, PARCERE SVBIECITIS. & DEBEILARE SVPERBOS, edge plain, weight 30.26g (Burns 1, fig.947; S.5451). Surface marks and striations in fields both sides perhaps from light sweating of the metal, otherwise good fine to almost very fine, extremely rare, representing the largest Scottish hammered gold coin denomination, pre-dating the English gold Triple Unites of his son and twenty times rarer; only seven examples of this date available to commerce.