Scotland - Gold AV Unite (1609-1625) James VI - Coin
SCOTLAND. James VI. 1567-1625. AV Unite (38mm, 9.69 g, 8h). Ninth coinage. Edinburgh mint; mm: thistle (both sides). Struck 1609-1625. · (thistle) · IACOBVS · D' · G' · MAG'· BRIT'· FRAN'· & · HIB'· REX ·, half-length crowned and armored bust right, holding sword over shoulder in right hand, globus cruciger in left / · (thistle) · FACIAM · EOS · IN · GENTEM · VNAM ·, crowned coat-of-arms; shield within ornate frame; I R across field. c.f. (Ashmolean & Hunterian), 1343 (same obverse dies); Spink-5464. Near EF (American grading "ABOUT UNCIRCULATED"). Coin has been professionally cleaned, leaving no hairlines whatsoever but it does have a somewhat bright appearance as a result. It is of remarkably strong detail throughout including the center devices on both sides, was struck on a broad flan, and is overall a most attractive and impressive example of the type.