Advise on a James I, Ar 1/2 Groat

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Dougmeister, Jun 22, 2021.


Fair price or not?

  1. Fair price

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  2. Too much money

    1 vote(s)
  3. You should look at other types

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  1. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    A coin with James I on it has been on my wish list for some time. I saw this one come up on Frank Robinson's latest auction. I bid at $45, but now it is up to $80.

    People who know about coins of medieval England:

    1) do you think this is a fair price for a coin of this type?
    2) are there other coins with his portrait on them that could be had for less money? (In a similar grade)


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  3. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    That's an interesting coin. At $80 I'd let that go, but I don't know much about this era of English coins. They do seem to be a lot more expensive than 30 years ago or so.

    Here is a later version of a James I half groat with a thistle, but no portrait:

    UK - James I halfgroat AZ Oct 7 2020 (0a).jpg
    England Half Groat
    King James I
    n.d. (1619-1625)
    Third Coinage

    Lis (mintmark) I : D : G : ROSA SINE SPINA, crowned rose within inner circle / TVEATVR VNITA DEVS crowned thistle within inner circle.
    Spink 2671.
    (1.02 grams / 15 mm)

    My local dealer had this in his display case for $15, which I thought was very cheap. More of a lucky purchase than a real pricing guide.
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