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George II 1728 Sixpence, plumes reverse

George II (1727-60), silver Sixpence, 1728, young laureate and draped bust left, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS. II. DEI. GRATIA. rev. crowned cruciform shields, garter star at centre, plumes in angles, 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.TH ET. E. edge grained, weight 2.96g (Bull 1738; ESC 1605; S.3706). Toned with a little flecking on obverse, almost extremely fine and scarce.

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."

The plumes on the reverse indicate that this coin was made from silver sourced from Wales.

Provenance:

This coin illustrated in "Coinage and Currency in Eighteenth Century Britain, The Provincial Coinage" by David W Dykes, page 37, number 30.

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