SCOTLAND - Gold Sword and Sceptre - 1602 MS63 NGC - Top Pop! Finest Known!
James VI (1567-1625) gold Sword and Scepter 1602 MS63 NGC, Edinburgh mint, Eighth coinage, 5.01g, KM20, SCBC-5460. Currently tied for the position of the finest example certified by NGC, this pleasing jewel features soft, clean yellow-gold surfaces with only the slightest weakness in the center. Some doubling is to be detected on both obverse and reverse legends. While the edge maintains a certain roughness of finish, the legends appear completely on the flan, a truly rare feature for these popular issues. A previous example, graded MS62 sold in Heritage Auction's April 2017 CCE Signature Auction #3054 achieved a hammer of $9,500 (Lot 31378).