James I Tudor Rose & Thistle Halfpenny
Beautiful English Tudor rose on one side and a bristling Scottish thistle on the other. James used these symbols on his coins to illustrate the "Union of the Crowns". For the first time in history, England, Ireland, and Scotland were united and ruled by the same king.
King James commissioned the King James Bible (KJV) and is also famously known for almost having been assassinated in the Gunpowder Plot - back in 1605 when Guy Fawkes tried to blow him up.
"Remember, remember the fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!"
- cold struck from solid .925 sterling silver [historical purity]
- 14 mm, ~0.5-1g per coin (like the originals, coins are fairly thin and light weight)
- Just like the originals, each is hand struck, so allow for slight irregularity and variance from the photos
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