Great Britain Penny, Twopence, Sixpence, and Shilling (James I)  1603 to 1625
Great Britain Penny, Twopence, Sixpence, and Shilling (James I) 1603 to 1625

James (Jacob, Jacobus) I followed Elizabeth I as monarch of Great Britain. His coins are dated between 1603 and 1625. The catalogs show four denominations, all in silver:

I: Penny
II: Twopence
VI: Sixpence
XII: Shilling

The main factor that determines value of handmade coins like this is not denomination and date, but overall appeal as a collectible. Appeal depends on the strength and centering of the strike, wear from circulation, and lack of damage such as scratches, stains, cleanings, nicks, gouges, and the like. Very roughly:

worn: $25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $400

Consider the sixpence and shilling shown to the right. The sixpence comes from requester Zoejoe and is heavily worn with un-readable inscriptions around the outside. It is a $30 coin. The shilling (XII) has almost no wear and readable inscriptions. This is a $300 coin.

Please read our page on Elizabeth I coins for further info.

Coin: 21024 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: zoejoe, Sat, 23-Apr-2016 19:38:26 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 25-Apr-2016 22:30:33 GMT
Requester description: 1624 Silver hammered 10 pence size
1624 Potrait of King facing right with V1 to the left on opposite coat of arms is it worth insuring thanks for your time sixpence V1 face side. Opposite 1624
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