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FM20118

George II 1746 proof Sixpence, old head, ex Bole Collection

George II (1727-60), silver Proof Sixpence, 1746, older laureate and draped bust left, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS.II. DEI.GRATIA., rev. crowned cruciform shields, six strings to Irish harp, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, M.B.F.ET. H.REX. F.D.B. ET.L.D.S.R.I. A.T ET.E., edge grained, weight 2.98g (Bull 1759 R2; ESC 1619 R2; C&R 881 R2; S.3711). Toned practically as struck, good extremely fine, with a good provenance, very rare.

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 Alfred Bole Collection part I, Dix Noonan and Webb, 29th September 2010, lot 1732.

Ex A. H. Baldwin, Fixed Price List Summer 2011, item BM127.

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