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BM02867

George II 1733 Guinea

George II (1727-60), gold Guinea, 1733, second young laureate head left, legend GEORGIVS. II . DEI. GRATIA. 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. weight 8.35g (MCE 309; S.3674). Toned with some very light haymarking both sides, otherwise a bold very fine, reverse better.

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 St James Auction 5, 27th September 2006, lot 397.

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