Scotland: King Charles I silver Half Merk (6 shillings 8 pence)

Scotland: King Charles I silver Half Merk (6 shillings 8 pence)

Code: 11791

£225.00 Approx $309.49, €263.47
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This is a nice king Charles Ist silver Half Merk (6 shillings 8 pence). Second (Briot's hammered) coinage Edinburgh 1636 AD.

Obverse profile bust of Charles with VI over 8 behind: · CAROLVS D G SCOT ANG FR & HI REX  (Charles, by the Grace of God, King of Scotland, England, France and Ireland)

Reverse: Crowned shield of arms within, legend around CHRISTO AVSPICE REGNO (I reign under the auspice of Christ)

DENOMINATION: Half Merk 

CULTURE: Stuart Scotland

MONARCH: King Charles I

DATE: 1625 - 1649 (this coin minted in 1636 AD)

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 26mm diameter

WEIGHT: 3.02 grams

ATTRIBUTION: Spink 5546

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Inverness, Scotland.