Mary Queen of Scots, (1542-1567) Bawbee (Six Pence)
Edinburgh mint, First period (1542-58).
Obverse: Crowned thistle with "M-R" either side, with Latin legend surrounding: +MARIA D • G • R • SCOTORVM, (Mary by the grace of God Queen of Scots).
Reverse: Voided saltire cross with crown at centre and cinquefoils either side with Latin legend surrounding: ♣OPPIDVM EDINBVRGI
1.9 grams, 22 mm in diameter.
An evenly toned coin, showing the usual weakness for the issue, good very fine or better. With an old dealers ticket dated 2nd May 1959.
*The cinquefoils on the reverse of the coin, refer to the Earl of Arran, who was acting as Regent whilst Mary was still under age.
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