Great Britain (1604-05) crown Fr-238
This specimen was lot 3269 in Goldberg sale 75 (Los Angeles, September 2013), where it sold for $4,887.50. The catalog description noted, "Great Britain. Thistle Crown, ND. James I, 1603-1625. Second coinage. Mint mark, Lis (1604-5). Crowned Rose, IR at sides on both sides. Rare. NGC graded MS-63." With the accession of James I we drop the "England" as the country name and adopt the current "Great Britain."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 2.25 g, .917 fine gold.
Catalog reference: S.2627; Fr-238, KM 37
- Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Jason Villareal and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 75: the pre-Long Beach Sale, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.