George II 1746 Guinea MS62

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George II 1746 Guinea MS62

George II (1727-60), gold Guinea, 1746, intermediate laureate head left, V for U in King's name, GEORGIVS .II. DEI.GRATIA, rev. second crowned quartered 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 319; S.3678A). Pleasing red tone, extremely fine, slabbed and graded by NGC as MS62.

NGC 2056552-142 - 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."

 

Provenance:
Ex Spink Numismatic Circular, September 1998, item 5623.

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