Tag Archive for: James I

, , , ,

Coin 141 – GOLD LAUREL (1619-1625), NGC MS-61

James I, Stuart King, 1603-1625 S-2638C, N-2114 Fourth bust. Laureate portrait facing left in armor, value "XX" (20 shillings) behind bust; reverse, long cross fleury over crowned square shield.  
, , , ,

Coin 142 – GOLD HALF-LAUREL (1619-1625), NGC AU-58

James I, Stuart King, 1603-1625 S-2641, When the gold Laurel was introduced, replacing earlier types, a Half-laurel was also minted of a value of 10 shillings (the "X" behind the king's portrait). These are not rare per se but are not…
, , , ,

Coin 143 – GOLD QUARTER-LAUREL (1619-1625), PCGS MS-62

James I, Stuart King, 1603-1625 S-2642, N-2118 The fractional denominations of the Laurel gold piece were made in larger numbers but they also circulated more heavily, being more useful in day-to-day commerce, with the consequence that…
, , , ,

Coin 131 – GOLD UNITE (1604-1619), NGC AU-53

James I, Stuart King, 1603-1625 S-2619, N-2084 Fourth bust. Coronet mintmark, London. Crowned half-length portrait facing right with scepter over right shoulder, orb in left hand; reverse, crowned garnished square shield with "IR" at …
, , , ,

Coin 132 – GOLD DOUBLE-CROWN (1607-1609), PCGS MS-62

James I, Stuart King, 1603-1625 S-2622, N-2087 Unusually fine state of preservation, sharp details on portrait and royal shield.  
, , , ,

Coin 133 – GOLD ROSE-RYAL (1611-1612), PCGS MS-62

James I, Stuart King, 1603-1625 S-2613, N-2079 King enthroned holding orb and scepter, portcullis at his feet; reverse, square shield at center within large Tudor rose. Mullet (star) mintmark. Exceptionally fine.  
, , , ,

Coin 134 – GOLD “SHIP” SPUR-RYAL (1605-1606), NGC MS-64Star

James I, Stuart King, 1603-1625 S-2614, N-2080 This new denomination was valued at 15 silver shillings, or half the value of the larger Rose-ryal. Its design was an updating of an earlier classic: the king stands amidships, crowned and…
, , , ,

Coin 135 – GOLD ANGEL (1613), NGC MS-63

James I, Stuart King, 1603-1625 S-2615, N-2081 The vast majority of hammered gold and silver coins were never fully struck, always had portions of designs that were soft in detail. The same is true here, but the coin is lustrous and truly…
, , , ,

Coin 136 – GOLD ROSE-RYAL (1621-1623), PCGS MS-63+

James I, Stuart King, 1603-1625 S-2632, N-2108 Crowned and bearded, the king is seated facing but slightly sideways on a wide throne, having an elaborate or "diapered" tall back and broad arms, holding orb and scepter, his feet resting…
, , , ,

Coin 137 – GOLD “LION” SPUR-RYAL (1619-1620), PCGS MS-63

James I, Stuart King, 1603-1625 S-2634, N-2109 Crowned facing lion grasping royal shield before him with his left paw, and holding high a scepter with his right paw; reverse, rose within a sunburst (or spur-rowel) inside the royal cross…