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James I Half Unite Gold Coin - Fine

Manufacturer: Royal Mint

Weight (grams): 5 grams Approx

Pure gold content (grams): 4.5

Fineness: Approx 900 fineness

Dimensions: Approx 28.6mm

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1+ £1,343 £0.00 £1,343

BullionByPost is proud to offer numismatic collectors a growing range of rare collectable coins, including this hammered Gold James I Half Unite, in fine condition. This coin is also known as a Double Crown.

This gold coin features King James I fifth crown bust on the obverse and a Crowned Square Shield on the reverse, with a mint mark from the Tower Mint in London showing it was struck between 1612 and 1613.

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The Double Crown features latin around the edge of both sides of the coin, with the obverse reading JACOBUS D G MAG BRIT FRA ET HI REX or James, by the grace of God, of Britain, France and Ireland, King. The reverse side of the coin features more of a personal boast, with the latin stating HENRICUS ROSAS REGNA JACOBUS - Henry the roses, James the kingdoms. This is a not-so-veiled reference to the unification of England and Scotland.

After the death of Queen Elizabeth I, James VI of Scotland ascended the English throne as James I, the first Stuart King of England. These coins could possibly have been handled by one of the conspirators of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot, or used to purchase one of the new authorised versions of the Bible.

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