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1624 James I Gold Laurel Fourth Head MM Trefoil

1624 James I Gold Laurel Fourth Head MM Trefoil Obverse

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A collectable gold Laurel from king James the First’s third and final coinage issue (1619 to 1625). The Trefoil mint mark to both sides indicated that this coin was struck in the year 1624 at London’s Tower mint. The obverse shows the fourth laureate bust of the king, facing left, with an ‘XX’ mark of value displayed at his nape (a Laurel was work 20 shillings). The reverse shows a crowned, square-topped shield of royal arms with a Latin legend around which, translated, reads ‘I will make them one nation’. James I’s ascension to the English throne in 1603 united the Scottish and English crowns though the nations remained separated sovereign states. An exciting opportunity to add one of these sought after gold coins of James I to your collection. Spink 2638B.
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Third issue. Large laureated fourth type bust, facing left with mark of value behind - XX - all within beaded circle. Legend around: 'JACOBVS · D · G · MA · BRI · FRAN · ET · HIB · REX ·'. Mint mark: Trefoil.


Crowned, square-topped shield of royal arms, quartered by cross within beaded circle. Mint mark: Trefoil. Legend: 'FACIA MEOSIN GENTEM VNAM ·'.


GF - Good full flan with strong legends, obverse bust strong and appealing, reverse shield weak in areas: good Fine with obverse slightly better.


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