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Round 2 - Early Modern - Group 3

Which do you prefer?  

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  1. 1. Which do you prefer?

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This one was close. Went with the ryal. Is that crowned thistle a chop?


The short answer to your question is no. it is not a `chop'.


The more detailed answer.....By 1578 the value of silver had risen so much on world markets that all silver coins of both Mary Queen of Scots, and James VI were recalled, countermarked with the crowned thistle, and re-issued. The counterstamp re-valued the coin UPWARDS from its face value of 30 (XXX) shillings to 36 shillings and 9 pence.



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Ian's - James VI of Scotland silver Ryal of 1570 (aka `Sword Dollar')

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