Scotland, Charles I, Silver 2 Shillings, 1642


Product Code:20093027

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Denomination: Silver 2 shillings

Period: Reign of Charles I

Date: 1642. fourth coinage

Origin: Scottish mint probably Edinburgh

Condition: Almost fine/fine

Obverse: Crowned bust left. II (denomination) behind. legend around 

Reverse: Crowned shield with rampant lion. IVST THRONVM FIRMAT

Size and Weight: 0.96g. 16mm

References: Sear (C of SI) 5593

Features and Provenance: Charles was the second son of James VI of Scotland and Anne of Denmark. born in Fife. 1600. His father became king of England too on the death of Elizabeth I. but his frail health prevented him from travelling with the rest of the family and he remained in Scotland for over three years. At the age of 12 his older brother died of typhoid and he was made heir apparent. In 1625 he became king of Scotland. England. France and Ireland (France being nominal only) but his Scottish coronation did not take place until 1649 when he could eventually be bothered to travel there.

Charles 11 was the last king to be crowned in Scotland in 1651.


Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades in-between

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear. all parts of legend etc present. visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief. all parts of legend etc present. but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible






Additional information

Weight50 g


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