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George I 1718 Quarter Guinea

George I (1714-27), gold Quarter Guinea, 1718, laureate head right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS. D.G. M.B.FE. ET. HIB. REX. F.D. rev. crowned cruciform shields, incorporating the Arms of Hanover, sceptres in angles, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, BRVN ET. L. DVX S.R.I.A.TH ET. EL. edge diagonally grained, weight 2.09g (MCE 277; S.3638). Toned a pleasing very fine.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "George by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith" and on the reverse as "Duke of Brunswick and Luneberg, High Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire."

Provenance:

This coin illustrated in "Coinage and Currency in Eighteenth Century Britain, The Provincial Coinage" by David W Dykes, page 45, number 41a.

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