George II 1727 Guinea MS61

George II 1727 Guinea MS61

George II (1727-60), gold Guinea, 1727, first young laureate head left, legend small lettering both sides of coin, GEORGIVS.II. DEI.GRATIA, rev. first crowned quartered large shield of arms, date either side of crown, M.B.FE. ET. H. REX. F.D. B.ET. L. D. S. R. I. A. T ET. E. (MCE 297; S.3670). Toned, almost extremely fine and extremely rare, has been slabbed and graded by NGC as MS61.

NGC certification 2056552-136 - the only example graded as of October 2016 by NGC.


The Latin legends translate to on obverse "George II by the Grace of God" continuing on the reverse in abbreviated Latin which if in shown in full reads "Magnae Britanniae Franciae ET Hiberniae Rex Fidei Defensor Brun ET Lunebergen-sis Dux, Sacri Romani Imperii Archi-Thesaurius ET Elector" and translates as "King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Brunswick and Luneberg, High Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire."


Ex Spink Auction 195, 26th June 2008, lot 794.