George II 1746 proof Halfcrown

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George II 1746 proof Halfcrown

George II (1727-60), Proof silver Halfcrown, 1746, older laureate and draped bust left, legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS. II. DEI. GRATIA. rev. crowned cruciform shields, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, M.B.FE. ET. H. REX. F.D. B.ET. L. D. S. R. I. A. T ET. E. edge inscribed in raised letter and dated, DECVS. ET. TVTAMEN. ANNO. REGNI. VICESIMO. (Bull 1691; ESC 608; S.3696). Attractively toned with a few tiny specks and spots both sides, edge lettering struck weakly in parts, otherwise good extremely fine.

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 Heritage, New York Signature Sale 363, 9th January 2005, lot 22123, when previously graded and slabbed by NGC as PF63.

AM00574

£7,500
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