1582 Scotland Twenty Shillings – James VI


The 1582 Scotland Twenty Shillings - James VI

A silver Scottish 20 Shillings. Dated 1582. Diameter 35mm and weighs 14.92g. This coin graded as VF.

The Obverse shows a half-length bust of a crowned James VI holding a sword.

The Reverse shows a crowned coat-of-arms. The 'XX S' is a mark of value, 20 shillings.

Images used by permission of CNGCoins.


Mintage: Not known
Minted at Edinburgh Mint.
Remember 1582 ?
English Monarch is Queen Elizabeth I. In Scotland, the Monarch is James VI (later to become James I of England). William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway are married on 29 November at Temple Grafton, Warwickshire.
General Description: Miscellaneous
We created this category to show coins which don't have their own group, maybe because they are unique or rare, or just that we don't have enough images to justify their own group. Not necessarily expensive, some just too interesting not to list!
Which Mint: Edinburgh Mint
There were a large number of mints in Scotland (well over 20) and Edinburgh was the most important. It was active from the reign of David I (1124–1153) and was last to close.

The last minting in Scotland was in 1709 when the Edinburgh Mint completed its final batch for the 1707–1710 Scottish recoinage. The mint was finally abolished in 1817 and sold in 1830.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
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Scottish James VI Eight Thirstle Merk
Scottish James VI Eight Thirstle Merk
£ 60.00
Extremely rare James VI of Scotland (Son of Mary I) 1 hard head coin
Extremely rare James VI of Scotland (Son of Mary I) 1 hard head coin
£ 100.00
Scotland, James VI, Britain Crown, 9th Coinage, 1605-1609, Gold, Highest Rarity
Scotland, James VI, Britain Crown, 9th Coinage, 1605-1609, Gold, Highest Rarity
£ 24,000.00
James VI Billon Hardhead - Scottish Coin
James VI Billon Hardhead - Scottish Coin
£ 50.00
James VI 1602 Scottish Quarter Thistle Merk S.5499
James VI 1602 Scottish Quarter Thistle Merk S.5499
£ 242.00
James VI Gold Hammered Full 1602 Sword and Sceptre XF40 Graded NGC
James VI Gold Hammered Full 1602 Sword and Sceptre XF40 Graded NGC
£ 11,500.00
1588 James VI Scotland Hardhead 2d Coin
1588 James VI Scotland Hardhead 2d Coin
£ 42.00
1583-90 Scotland James VI Eightpenny Groat
1583-90 Scotland James VI Eightpenny Groat
£ 100.00

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