Scotland, James V Plack, First Coinage 1513-1526


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Denomination: Billon (a mix of silver and copper) Plack (equivalent to 4 pennies or a groat)

Period: House of Stewart (to become Stuart)

Date: 1513-1526

Origin: Edinburgh mint

Condition: Fine +

Obverse: Shield in tressure. crowns at sides and above. legend around

Reverse: Crowns and saltires in alternate angles of cross. mullet in centre. legend around

Size and Weight: 24mm. 1.72g

References: S5381

Features and Provenance: Ex Noonan sale

James was only a baby when his father died. so he was not old enough to rule until 1524. He married twice. initially to a French princess. Madeleine. and then on her death. Mary of Guise (mother of Mary Queen of Scots). He was known to dress as a commoner and travel around Scotland. earning him the nickname ‘King of the Commons.’ He refused to support the English reformation and was given the title of ‘Defender of the Faith.’ He died in 1542 being succeeded by his only legitimate heir. Mary. then only one week old.



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