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George II 1739 Two-Guineas, young head, Schneider dies 1/6 rare combination

George II (1727-60), gold Two Guineas, 1739, young laureate head left, legend surrounding, GEORGIVS. II. DEI. GRATIA., variety with stop above centre of head, rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, date either side of crown, eight strings to Irish harp, abbreviated Latin legend, M.B.F.ET.H. REX. F.D.B.ET.L.D.S.R.I.A.T.ET.E edge grained, weight 16.78g (Schneider 573, obv.1/rev.6; Bull EGC 571 R4; MCE.292; S.3667B). Toned with some flecking, practically very fine / good very fine, very rare die combination.

The Latin legends translate as on obverse "George II by the Grace of God" and continues on to the reverse 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".

Perhaps the most interesting of the 1739 die varieties across the two young head and two intermediate head variations as this coin utilises the first obverse die that was only otherwise used for 1734.

The calendar year output of gold in the year 1739 totalled £283,854.

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