James VI Eightpenny Groat

 

James VI (1567-1625) billon eightpenny groat, no inner circles, minted in Edinburgh (1583-1590). Obverse: Crowned lion rampant shield with legend: "IACOB 6 D G R SCO", (James 6 by the grace of God King of Scots). Reverse: Crowned thistle with legend: "OPPID EDINB", (Town of Edinburgh). Nice collectable condition for type, see photograph.

Spink No: 5512. Diameter 19.5mm. VF+/VF-. £95.00

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