Unite Gold Coins
The Unite gold coin is the second oldest Pound coin in English currency. It was named by James I in honour of his attempts to unify England and Scotland and followed the English Sovereign, before being replaced in later years by the Laurel.
The Unite had a value of 20 Shillings like the Sovereign before it, and was produced shortly after the introduction of Noble coins. An increase in the price of gold during King James I's reign bumped the coin's value up to 22 Shillings, but this fell back to 20 Shillings when the Laurel replaced it.
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