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CNG 109, Lot: 1035. Estimate $750.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SCOTLAND. James VI. 1567-1625. AR Ryal (43mm, 30.10 g, 7h). First coinage. “Sword Dollar” issue. Edinburgh mint. Dated 1571. Crowned royal coat-of-arms; crowned I R across field / Upright sword surmounted by crown; hand pointing toward XXX (mark of value); 15 71 across field. Cf. Burns 6 and fig. 921 (for type); SCBC 5472. VF, toned, slight double strike, flan irregularity on edge of reverse.

From the Dr. William E. Triest Collection, purchased from Mark Rasmussen.