1605-06 Gold Unite King James I NGC MS 62

$37,125.00 USD


King James I, who reigned from 1603 to 1625, was the first monarch to rule both England and Scotland, thereby initiating the Stuart dynasty. His reign marked significant cultural and political developments, including the commissioning of the King James Bible. The Gold Unite was introduced to unify the coinage system and stabilize the economy, symbolizing James’s efforts to consolidate his rule over both kingdoms.

Obverse Details

The obverse of the Gold Unite features a detailed portrait of King James I. The king is depicted facing right, adorned with a laurel wreath, symbolizing victory and authority. He is shown in full regalia, reflecting his status and power. The surrounding inscription reads "IACOBUS D G MAG BRIT FRAN ET HIBER REX," translating to "James, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland." This side of the coin emphasizes the monarch's divine right to rule and his dominion over multiple realms.

Reverse Details

The reverse showcases an intricate crowned shield, quartered with the arms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, representing the unity of these kingdoms under James’s rule. The legend surrounding the shield typically includes "FACIAM EOS IN GENTEM UNAM," meaning "I will make them one nation.

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