Charles I, Scotland, Fine-work Gold Unit
Third coinage, Type 1, by The Scottish Mint Master Nicholas Briot (1637-42)
Obverse: Crowned and armoured half-length figure of the Kinf facing right, holding orb and sceptre, breaking inner beaded border, Latin legend with lozenge stops and outer beaded border surrounding on both sides: CAROLVS. D: G. MAG. BRITAN. FRAN. ET. HIB. REX., followed by thistle and .B. prone for Nicholas Briot
Reverse: Crowned quartered shield of arms dividing cypher, crowned C with lozenge below to left, crowned R with lozenge below to right, with Latin legend surrounding: HIS. PRÆSVM. VT. PROSIM. (with lozenge stops)
S.5531; Burns 3 fig. 1032
An absolutely outstanding Fine-work coin, as struck on a large full round flan, with a superb almost cameo affect portrait.
Extremely rare in this high grade.
Has been graded and slabbed by NGC as MS 62* The second finest recorded, a MS63 being the only other higher graded.
NGC Certification number: 2108732-002.
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