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FM20117

George II 1728 proof Sixpence, plain edge, ex Bole Collection, very rare

Regular price £7,500
Regular price Sale price £7,500

George II (1727-60),silver Proof Sixpence, 1728, young laureate and draped bust left, legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS. II. DEI. GRATIA.,rev.inverted die axis, crowned cruciform shields, five strings to Irish harp, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, M.B.F. ET. H. REX. F.D. B. ET. L. D. S. R. I. A. T ET. E., weight 3.48g (Bull 1737 R4; ESC 1604 R4; S.3705).Toned with a few tiny flecks, good extremely fine and very rare indeed.

The Latin legends translate to on obverse "George the Second, by the Grace of God" continuing on the reverse in abbreviated Latin which if in shown in full reads "Magnae Britanniae Franciae Et Hiberniae Rex Fidei Defensor Brun Et Lunebergen-sis Dux, Sacri Romani Imperii Archi-Thesaurius Et Elector" and translates as "King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Brunswick and Luneberg, High Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire."

Provenance:

Ex Alfred Bole Collection part I, Dix Noonan and Webb, 29th September 2010, lot 1726.

Ex A. H. Baldwin, Fixed Price List Summer 2011, item BM126.

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