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Scottish twenty pence piece of Charles I

This hammered silver coin was unearthed by Edward Burns and I was asked to let him have a valuation on it.

The coin is a Scottish twenty pence piece of Charles I. As I’ve said before, this is one of the Scottish coins most frequently found in England by detectorists.

On the obverse there isn’t a lozenge above or below XX (the mark of value) behind the head of Charles I. On the reverse there is a small letter F at the end of the legend. All this adds up to the coin being a variety of type III, which is listed in Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands as number 5588.  The letter F stands for John Falconer, who was responsible for the dies used to strike this coin.


Despite being a fairly common coin, Edward’s find would grade good Fine and should be worth around £60 to a collector of Scottish coins.

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