Scotland, James VI (1567-1625), silver Quarter-Merk, 1603, 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. 1603 , weight 1.49g (Burns -, note; S.5499). Toned very fine for issue and an extremely rare date, Burns only recorded a note of one example he had not seen.