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George I 1727 Half-Guinea

George I (1714-27), gold Half-Guinea, 1727, second older laureate head right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS D. G. M. BR. FR. ET. HIB. REX. F.D, some stops weak or absent both sides, rev. crowned cruciform broad shields, incorporating the Arms of Hanover, ornamental sceptres in angles, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, .BRVN ET. L. DVX S.R.I.A.TH ET. EL. edge obliquely grained, weight 4.21g (MCE 276; S.3637). Toned a bold very fine, reverse good very fine and a rare date.

The Latin legends translates 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 "Duke of Brunswick and Luneberg, High Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire."

The Half Guinea dated 1727 is the only gold coin of the reign of George I to be dated this late, the only other coins of 1727 for George I are the silver Shilling and Maundy coins from Fourpence to Penny.

Provenance:

Ex A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, London, purchased 1948 at £7/4/-

Ex Major W Tapp, Dix Noonan and Webb, 15th March 2017, lot 31.

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