• Gold James I Crown  Coin United Kingdom aVF obverse
    Obverse
  • Gold James I Crown  Coin United Kingdom aVF reverse
    Reverse
  • Gold James I Crown  Coin United Kingdom aVF with overlay of mintmark
    Lis Mintmark
  • Gold James I Crown  Coin United Kingdom aVF obverse
  • Gold James I Crown  Coin United Kingdom aVF reverse
  • Gold James I Crown  Coin United Kingdom aVF with overlay of mintmark
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Mintmark
Lis

James I Gold Crown Coin aVF - Lis Mintmark

This is a James I Gold Crown in aVF (Almost Very Fine) condition.

The Crown (5 shillings) is one of the few denominations with a gold and a silver equivalent struck at the same time. Ironically, this gold crown is more common and less expensive than its silver equivalent.

This is a hammered gold coin, which has some scratches on the obverse field. It was struck between 1604 and 1605.

Spink catalogue reference: # 2624.

£895.00

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James I of England

James I (VI of Scotland) was of course, the monarch who united the Crowns of England and Scotland, and was subject to the notorious gunpowder plot of the 5th of November 1605, in which the gunpowder plotters led by Robert Catesby (including a certain Guido Fawkes) planned to blow up the King along with his Parliament. This coin, part of his second coinage, with a lis mintmark was struck between 1604 - 1605, at around the same time as the gunpowder plot, and may even have been struck that very day.

Uniting the Kingdoms

The reverse legend is a reference to Henry VII's role in uniting the Houses of York and Lancaster and putting an end to the Wars of the Roses, as well as James' role in Uniting the Kingdoms. James was eager to see a united Britain, as can be seen as his obverse legend were he is described as 'King of Great Britain'. However, England and Scotland remained seperate Kingdoms during James' lifetime, and his efforts to unite the Parliaments of England and Scotland as well as the Crowns remained a frustrated ambition of his that was not fulfilled until the reign of his great-grandaughter Anne in 1707. A very interesting coin considering the historical context.

Obverse

First bust of King James I of England, facing right, half length with decorated armour, mintmark lis.

IACOBVS.DG.MAG.BRIT,FRA.ET.HIB,REX

This translates to 'James by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland'.

Reverse

Crown with 'I R' above square topped shield, mintmark lis.

HENRICVS.ROSAS.REGNA.IACOBVS

This translates to 'Henry united the Roses, James the Kingdoms'.

Specification

MetalGold
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.066
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Obverse DesignerUnknown
Reverse DesignerUnknown
Issuing Monarch James I (1603-1625)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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