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HM32188

George I 1726 Two-Guineas, final year for denomination in this reign

Regular price £12,500
Regular price Sale price £12,500

George I (1714-27), gold Two Guineas, 1726, 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 16.79g (MCE 244; S.3627). Slight surface marks and scuffs both sides, some slight haymarking on obverse, otherwise good very fine, reverse stronger extremely fine.

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

Provenance:

Ex Roderick Richardson Circular, Autumn 2016, item 58.

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