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James VI Gold Unit Obverse
Obverse of James VI Gold Unit
James VI Gold Unite Reverse
Reverse of James VI Gold Unit
James VI Ninth - Tenth Gold Coinage 1604 - 25

Struck only during the Reign of James VI and Charles I, the gold unit came about as the result of James VI's accession to the English Throne and it's design and concept follow that of the English Gold Unite very closely indeed. In fact the differences are that minimal that slight changes to the order of arms on the reverse shield and the style of the bust are the the main ways to differenciate between the two. Although not always clear as to be immediately obvious, all Scottish units have a thistle as a mintmark.

The coin we offer for sale here is a unit from the tenth gold coinage of James VI. The Scottish version is a lot rarer than its English counter-part; a fact noted by various authoratative catalogues. This makes a higher than 'Fine' graded Unit quite difficult to find, meaning collectors of hammered gold would find this coin a very unique purchase indeed.

Half length portrait of James VI facing right, wearing the Scottish crown and holding orb and sceptre.
James by the grace of God King of Great Britain, France and Ireland.

Crowned Shield dividing IR. Scottish arms in the 1st and 4th quarters
mm: Thistle.

I will make them one nation

Price & Availability
We list here recent coins from our stock. When we sell a coin, rather than remove it from this page, we simply mark it as "sold" in the "stock" column. This serves numerous purposes, it provides a historical record of our recently sold stock, and it can provide a reference source for those who wish to know the approximate value of their coins.
DescriptionGradeStockPrice £Price $
James VI Gold UnitVFSold£1,250$2375

Postage & Packing:
UK: At buyer's Risk £3.50 or
Fully Insured £9 (Usually by Royal Mail Special Delivery)
USA: Airmail at buyer's risk $10 or
Fully Insured $20
For further details, please see our Postage & Packing page.

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If you would like to read more about English Unites and other hammered gold coins, then please visit ourHammered Gold Index

Coins Wanted
We make an active market in almost all world coins, including Scottish and hammered coins. If you have any of these coins to sell, please contact us, or post them to us for appraisal and offer.

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