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CG06509

George I 1723 SSC Sixpence, South Sea Company issue

George I (1714-27), silver Sixpence, 1723, South Sea Company issue, laureate and draped bust right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS. D. G. M. BR. FR. ET. HIB. REX. F. D., rev. crowned cruciform shields, initials SS and C in alternate angles, seven strings to Irish harp, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, Latin legend with larger letters and toothed border surrounding, .BRVN ET. L. DVX S.R.I.A TH ET. EL., weight 3.03g (Bull 1612; ESC 1600; C&R 744; S.3652). Toned, with a few light marks, almost extremely fine / extremely fine and rare this nice.

Provenance:
Ex Spink Numismatic Circular, June 1997, item 2972.

The South Sea Company famously known for the economically disastrous "South Sea Bubble" of over-speculation which made the Company go bust, had previously supplied much silver bullion to the Mint in exchange for the right to export money overseas. The silver supplied up to 1723 produced a large coinage of Crowns, Halfcrowns, Shillings and Sixpences.

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