James III main issue 1484-88
Half Groat SILVER of Edinbrough
( Scotish Groat was 1s. 2d. 4.06g in England 4d )
Bust half left with arched crown
A truely distctive three quarter facing coin, a cover coin for an auction
more valuable you will find but dificult to find a more distinctive piece
1542 - 1567.
The Testoon shows a crowned youthful head to the right,
bust richly dressed, an M.M. cinquefoil with the ledgend
cinquefoil . MARIA . DEI. GRA . R . SCOTORVUM
On the reverse there is a crowned escutcheon between the
two cinqifoil; M.M. cross, ends slightly potent and the ledgend
+ . DA . PACEM . DOMINE . 1553
1567. James VI
Ryal or Sword Dollar XXX (30s 0d)
1567-71 Before Accesion to the English Throne
Crowned shield between crowned I-R
IACOBVS . 6 . DEI . GRATIA . REX . SCOTORVM
rev. Crowned sword with hand on left pointing to the mark of value
XXX, on the right,
PRO . ME . SI MEREOR . IN . ME
1582 James VI.
Before English Accesion [1567-1603]
King James VI Ten shilling piece
Fourth Coinages and dated 1582.Minted in Edinbrough.
Obv.James VI by the grace of God King of Scots.
Half length bust of king holding sword
Rev.The king's power loveth judgement 1582.
Crown over royal shield dividing I R and the denomination X S
(Burns 2, fig 936)
On the reverse there is a crowned escutcheon between the two cinqifoil; M.M. cross, ends slightly potent and the ledgendCrowned shield between crowned I-Rrev. Crowned sword with hand on left pointing to the mark of valueXXX, on the right,
SCOTLAND. James VI, 1567-1625
Before accession to the English throne
Balance Merk, 1591. Sixth Coinage.
Crowned shield with thistles in side fields.
Rev. Crossed sword and balance. S.5491. A remarkable type, with the
distinctive legend HIS DIFFERT REGE TYRANNIS, which translates as "in
these a tyrant differs from a king."
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