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BM00988

George II 1746 Half Guinea

George II (1727-60), gold Half-Guinea, 1746, intermediate laureate head left, Latin legend surrounding with pellet stops, Latin legend, GEORGIVS.II. DEI.GRATIA. toothed outer border both sides, rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, date either side of crown, abbreviated Latin legend, M.B.F. ET. H. REX. F.D. B.ET. L. D. S. R. I. A. T ET. E. weight 4.18g (MCE 355; S.3683A). Lightly toned, extremely fine / good extremely fine and scarce.

The Latin legends translate to on obverse "George II 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 A H Baldwin, Summer Fixed Price List 2014, item BM026.

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