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Title: DS203, Culross
Post by: Chilgrove on August 21, 2017, 11:20:11 AM
Thanks to those yesterday who gave me info. about this coin that I found.  Apparently it is a Charles I sixpence but so far I have not been able to see it online, in particular showing SCOT on the obverse legend.  Any advice would be appreciated.
Howard.
XP Deus, software V4, program "deep", 11" coil.
Title: Re: DS203, Culross
Post by: kerr on August 21, 2017, 03:57:27 PM
Hi Howard...could it possibly be this...http://castlecoins.co.uk/Foreign%20Coins/SCO-22.jpg

Description: 1637 to 1642, King Charles I half merk silver piece, Briot's machine made issue. Crowned bust of king facing left and letter B below, ...
Title: Re: DS203, Culross
Post by: Chilgrove on August 21, 2017, 04:22:56 PM
Thanks Kerr, yes it is the closest I have seen so far.  I can still see very slight differences though.  Thanks for the info.
Howard.
Title: Re: DS203, Culross
Post by: Chilgrove on August 21, 2017, 05:08:18 PM
Could be a half merk, as Kerr suggests.  The coin diameter is measured at 24mm.
Howard.
Title: Re: DS203, Culross
Post by: glaxx1 on August 21, 2017, 07:29:00 PM
Well Done nice coin

WSC-6361:  Scottish Charles 1st Hammered Silver Half Merk.  The rarer third coinage Nicholas Briot machine made Six Shillings & Eightpence: Spink 5773.  However, the 8 under the VI, denoting this coin as being of greater value that the proceeding six shillings (Spink 5566-72), has been partly removed and actually looks to have been gouged out on the actual die to make it back into a Six Shillings (see image).
Title: Re: DS203, Culross
Post by: Uncle Bob on August 21, 2017, 08:04:42 PM
Nice find Howard!

Bob.
Title: Re: DS203, Culross
Post by: EleanorF on August 21, 2017, 09:01:30 PM
Well done Howard, well deserved in that heat  ;D
Title: Re: DS203, Culross
Post by: MarkRS on August 21, 2017, 10:30:45 PM
Well done howard.

Lovely coin.

Ps. I hope you get your backphones problem fixed
Mark
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Post by: budge1 on August 22, 2017, 09:00:42 PM
Very nice Howard, great wee find.
Title: Re: DS203, Culross
Post by: P0k3Rman on August 22, 2017, 09:10:12 PM
...superb find Howard, well done mate!!!
Title: Re: DS203, Culross
Post by: Oldblue110 on August 25, 2017, 12:40:58 AM
Nice find Howard, well done. ;)