James I, Stuart King 1603-1625
London. Second coinage of 1604-1619. Lis mintmark. Crowned, half-length portrait facing right with scepter over right shoulder and orb in left hand; reverse, crowned garnished square shield with “IR” at sides, new legend.
A beautiful and lustrous coin struck on a broad flan with complete crisp legends as well as sharp detail in the centers, the king’s image showing more armor than normally seen and the shield almost all sharp, some portions fully struck.