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George I 1726 Halfcrown, small roses and plumes, rarest date

George I (1714-27), silver Halfcrown, 1726, small roses and plumes reverse, 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, roses and plumes in alternate angles, six strings to Irish harp, garter star at centre, retrograde Z type 1 in date either side of top crown, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding with very weak stops, .BRVN ET. L. DVX S.R.I.A:TH ET. EL., edge inscribed in raised letters of upright orientation to obverse, +.DECVS. ET. TVTAMEN. ANNO. REGNI. DECIMO. TERTIO, weight 14.81g (Bull 1559 R5; ESC 593 R5; C&R 707 R5; S.3644). Toned, with light surface marks, dig on throat of bust, a couple of hairlines, a bold to good fine and extremely rare, rarest date for George I.

Provenance:
Ex Glendining, 1st October 1997, lot 199.
Ex Colin Adams, Collection of Halfcrowns, Spink Coin Auction 177, 1st December 2005, lot 533.

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