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CG06512

George II 1728 Sixpence, plumes reverse, young head

Regular price £450
Regular price Sale price £450

George II (1727-60), silver Sixpence, 1728, plumes reverse, young laureate and draped bust left, legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS. II. DEI. GRATIA., rev. crowned cruciform shields, plumes in angles, eight 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., some stops weak, weight 2.98g (Bull 1738; ESC 1605; C&R 867 R; S.3706). Toned with a few tiny flecks, a little weak at centre of reverse and corresponding part of obverse, good very fine and rare.

Provenance:
Ex Spink Numismatic Circular, June 1997, item 2974.

The plumes reverse indicate that this coin is made from silver sourced from mining companies associated with Wales.

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