An Undated James I Sixpence – J. Davidson

A 2018 metal detecting find has revealed a previously unrecorded variety of James I sixpence, with no date present on the reverse.  Although described in the Portable Antiquities Scheme as a probable contemporary copy, evidence is presented here that the coin is, in fact, genuine.  As such, the coin is most likely due to a die-sinker’s error, and provides an interesting addition to the coins of this reign.