||James VI gold Unit ND, or gold Sceptre, S-5464, Thistle mm, AU50 NGC. Scottish arms in the 1st and 4th quarters of the royal shield. 10th Coinage of 1609-25. Softly struck in a number of areas, as is typical of the issue. The flan is full and nearly round, uncracked, and of good metal. The legends are easily readable, even if not all are bold. James VI's portrait has areas of sharpness, particularly on the king's face. Possessing pleasing old-gold color and choice surfaces. All in all, a desirable example of this large-size coin worth 12 Scots Pounds at issue, produced of 22ct gold. This coin was struck after James VI succeeded to the throne of England and received his second title: James I of England.
Realized $2,937.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.