James I, 1603-1625, Silver Halfcrown (1606-7)
KM-29, S-2653, 14.44 grams, 35mm. Escallop mintmark, second coinage, crowned king on horseback right in armor with sword on shoulder, ground line below, crowned rose of housing, IACOBVS.D.G.MAG.BRIT.FRAN.ET.HIB.REX, reverse: square garnished shield in circle, QVAE.DEVS.CONIVNXIT.NEMO.SEPARET. Silver halfcrowns (second coinage) are rare, especially so with this mintmark. Attractive gray patina with deeper iridescence at the peripheries. Good detail remains, even at the borders. A few small marks and scratches are seen, one lateral mark near the center of the obverse. Believed by the consignor to be one of only two known examples of this type.