Scotland 1567 ryal Dav-8463

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 25947
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 25947 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $1,175. The catalog description[1] noted, "James VI Ryal (30 Shillings) 1567, 1st Coinage, VF30 NGC. An appealing example without the thistle counterstamp. A flan crack is noted as well as a significant obverse abrasion. The tone is a lovely metallic gray with purple and golden overtones." Davenport lists this type for 1567-71 and the specimen shown in his catalog displays the countermark.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: S-5472, Burns-1, Dav-8463.


  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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