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Auction 96  14 May 2014
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Lot 1427

Estimate: 4000 USD
Price realized: 3500 USD
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SCOTLAND, Stuart. James VII, as James II of England. 1685-1689. AR 60 Shillings (40mm, 26.26 g, 6h). Dies by J. Roettiers. Dated 1688 (Struck 1828 by Matthew Young). IACOBVS · II · DEI · GRATIA ·, laureate and draped bust right; 60 below / · MAG · BR · FRA ET · HIB · REX · 16 88, crowned coat-of-arms within garter of the Order of the Thistle. Burns 1 (fig. 1064); SCBI 35 (Ashmolean & Hunterian), –; SCBC 5634. Superb EF, minor die rust, faint hairlines.


Ex Spink Numismatic Circular CXI.1 (February 2003), no. SC0201.

Although the dies were engraved in 1688 by Roettiers, no specimens are known to have been struck at that time. All extant examples were struck by the celebrated coin dealer Matthew Young in 1828. Young presented the dies to the British Museum in 1829.
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