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EM17951

George II 1746 Half-Guinea, intermediate style head

Regular price £1,350
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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 4.15g (Schneider 603; MCE 355; Bull EGC 648; S.3683A).Toned, some light surface marks and hairline scratches, otherwise very fine.

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."

For the 1746 calendar year, output of gold was £474,492 which would include Lima marked coins struck from the captured treasure. For the date 1746 there are Lima marked Five Guineas and intermediate head Guineas and Half-Guineas.

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