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George I 1724 WCC Shilling
George I (1714-27), silver Shilling, 1724 W.C.C., initials of the Welsh Copper Company under second laureate and draped bust right, legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS. D.G. M.BR.FR. ET. HIB. REX. F.D. rev. crowned cruciform shields, incorporating the Arms of Hanover, interlinked pairs of Cs and Welsh plumes in alternate angles, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, legend and toothed border surrounding, BRVN ET. L. DVX S.R.I.A.TH ET. EL. (Bull 1595; ESC 1182 R2; S.3650). Toned, almost extremely fine and very rare.
Silver Shillings with the provenance mark "W.C.C." below the bust of King George I and with Welsh plumes and pairs of interlinked C's on the reverse were only produced for four years from 1723-26 inclusive. They were produced from silver bullion that had been mined in Wales by the Welsh Copper Company.
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."