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1619-1620 King James I Hammered Gold Laurel Coin NGC Graded MS 62

1619-1620 King James I Hammered Gold Laurel Coin NGC Graded MS 62 Holder
£12,500.00
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Top pop gold third coinage King James I gold Laurel, graded MS 62 by NGC. Obverse: left-facing second, medium, square-headed laureate and draped portrait of the King within beaded circle. Laurels tied with ribbons that take the form of a double 'SS'. 'XX' to right, behind bust for value: Twenty Shillings. Mintmark: spur rowel (third coinage, 1619-1620). Legend: '· IACOBVS D: G: MAG: BRIT: FRAN: ET HIB: REX ·'. Reverse: crowned, flat-topped shield of royal arms, quartered by a fourchee longcross which extends through the beaded ring that encircles the central design. The shield shows the combined arms used by James after his accession to the English throne in 1603, following the death of Queen Elizabeth I. He had previously ruled as King of Scotland as James VI. Reverse legend reads: 'FACIAM EOS IN GENTEM VNAM' with no stops between the words. This translates to 'I will make them one nation'. Weight: 8.99 grams. Grade: NGC MS 62 - no higher graded examples known. References: S 2638, North 2112.
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Obverse

Third coinage, second medium square-shaped head draped bust of King James VI and I, facing left. Laurel wreath terminates in ribbons shaped like a double 'S'. Spur rowel mintmark (1619-1620). Legend reads: 'FACIAM EOS IN GENTEM VNAM'.

Reverse

Shield of royal arms surmounted by crown and quartered by a fourchee longcross. Beaded circle cut by crown. Legend reads: '· IACOBVS D: G: MAG: BRIT: FRAN: ET HIB: REX ·'.

Specification

English hammered coin struck in 8.99 grams of gold. Beaded edge.

Presentation

Historic coin graded MS 62 by the Numismatic Guaranty Company. Top Pop at the time of writing, only one other example known in this grade. NGC Cert # 2901843-018.

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