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HM32364

George II 1732 Guinea, young head, East India Company issue

Regular price £4,750
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George II (1727-60), gold Guinea, 1732, East India Company type, second young laureate head left with E.I.C below truncation, legend with smaller sized letters, GEORGIVS. II . DEI. GRATIA E. I. C., toothed border around rim both sides, rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, date either side of crown, legend M.B.F.ET.H. REX. F.D.B. ET.L.D.S.R.I.A.T ET.E. (Schneider 585; Farey 775; EGC 588 R2; MCE 306; S.3673). Toned, pronounced bloom around the legends, some pleasing elements to the portrait, struck on a broad flan, some contact marks and scratches, otherwise good fine, has been encapsulated and graded by NGC as VF Details -scratches, extremely rare issue.

NGC Certification 6844930-004

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 gold output for the calendar year of 1732 was £373,473 of which only a small proportion would be for the East India Company.

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