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FM22855

George I 1719 Half-Guinea, first head, NGC XF Details spot removed

Regular price £2,750
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George I (1714-27), gold Half-Guinea, 1719, first laureate head right, legend with smaller lettering and broken serif Rs 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, large letter legend surrounding BRVN ET. L. DVX S.R.I.A.TH ET. EL., weight 4.17g (Schneider -; Bull EGC 535; MCE 267; S.3635). Toned, small patch of scratches below 9 of date, very fine, has been slabbed by NGC as XF details reverse spot removed, a rare date.

NGC Certification 2119554-012.

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."

For the calendar year of 1719 there was a total of £688,960 worth of gold produced at the Mint which would have consisted entirely of Guineas and Half-Guineas, though the Guineas would most probably have been the lion's share of this.

Provenance:

Ex Dr Rolf Baumhauer, British gold Collection, Sincona Auction 72, 21st November 2021, lot 727.

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