Scotland, James VI (1567-1625), silver Eighth Merk, 1601, Eighth Coinage, crowned Scottish arms, legend and beaded border surrounding, IACOBVS. 6. D. G. R. SCOTORVM, rev. crowned thistle plant, legend and beaded border surrounding, REGEM. IOVA. PROTEGIT. 1601 , weight 0.74g (Burns 1, fig.946; S.5500). Toned with some light short hairline scratches, otherwise very fine, rare.