Scotland 1569 ryal Dav-8463

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from Stack's Bowers 2016 ANA sale, lot 21460
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 21460 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "SCOTLAND. Ryal (Sword Dollar), 1569. James VI (1567-1625). NGC AU-53. Without revaluation countermark. A few minor flan flaws, but completely original, having seen no efforts to improve. Sixteenth century Scottish coinage in general being very elusive in the higher grades, the type offered here being no exception, the degree of preservation sets this piece apart from nearly all others of the issue. Overall dark coloration, with sharp well struck up devices and legends. An impressive large crown that commands attention." 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; C-SJ6RY-015, Dav-8463.


  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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