James I Ship Noble

The Ship Noble was also known as the Spur Ryal because the sun and rose on the reverse resemble a spur. It was introduced during James I’s second coinage (1604–1619) when it initially had a value of fifteen shillings. There were relatively few Ship Nobles struck for circulation between 1611 and 1615, reflecting the shortage of bullion during this period. This considered to be the finest known of the coin either in public or private hands

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