Great Britain (1604-05) shilling

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 Collector's Choice sale, lot 72312
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This specimen was lot 72312 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice Online Auction (Santa Ana, CA, May 2017), where it sold for $211.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Shilling, ND (1604-05). James I (1603-25). NGC VF-25. Third bust, beard cut square and stands out. Toned." The SCWC lists six different shillings for James I, none dated. This one is dated to 1604-05 by the fleur-de-lys mintmark on the reverse, which mark was reused in 1623-24 and again in 1625 under Charles I. This type is available but expensive in nice condition.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: S-2654; KM-26.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Ponterio, Rick, et al., The May 2017 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.

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