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BM02354

George II 1750 Crown MS63

George II (1727-60), silver Crown, 1750, older laureate and draped bust left, GEORGIUS.II. DEI.GRATIA. toothed border around rim both sides, rev. crowned cruciform shields, garter star at centre, legend M.B.F.ET.H. REX. F.D.B. ET.L.D.S.R.I.A.T ET.E. edge inscribed in raised letters .DECVS. ET. TVTAMEN. ANNO REGNI. VICESIMO QVARTO, weight 30.90g (Bull 1670; ESC 127; S.3690). Attractively toned, with underlying mint bloom enhancing the design, just a couple of spots only, just a hint of wear to highest points of hair only, good extremely fine and scarce, has been graded and slabbed by PCGS as MS63.

PCGS certification 616824.63/85165527

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."

This coin is graded by PCGS within the top five graded pieces and is currently illustrated on their website as an example of MS63. NGC have only graded four pieces at this level of grade and none higher. This coin has a particularly good portrait with even the strands of hair apparent in the eyebrow which cannot be seen on the piece graded MS64 on the PCGS website illusrtations.

Provenance:

Ex St James Auction 11, 3rd May 2009, lot 157 when slabbed and graded by NGC as MS63.

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