Scotland 1598 10 shillings

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Jean Elsen list 259, lot 1040
Scotland 1598 10 shillings rev JElsen 259-1040.jpg
This specimen was lot 1040 in Jean Elsen price list 259 (Brussels, January-March 2012), where it was offered at € 800. The catalog noted,
"ECOSSE, Jacques VI (1567-1625), AR 10 shillings, 1598, Différent: fleur.. Droit: B. cuirassé à droite. Revers: Plant de chardons sous une couronne. Rare. Patinée. Très Beau (Scotland, James VI (1567-1625), silver ten shillings of 1598; flower privy mark. Obverse: armored bust to right; reverse: crowned thistle plant. Rare, toned, VF)"
This specimen was offered again in Jean Elsen's list 269 (July-September 2014). The SCWC lists this rare coin for 1593-1601. In England, ten shillings was half a pound but this coin is much smaller.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 6,06 g.

Catalog reference: KM A5, S.5493.


  • Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 1st ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1996.
  • Elsen, Philippe, et al., Liste 259, Brussels: Jean Elsen & ses Fils, S.A., 2012.

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