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FM20307

George II 1750 Shilling, thin 0 in date, old head

Regular price £475
Regular price Sale price £475

George II (1727-60),silver Shilling, 1750, thin 0 in date, older laureate and draped bust left, legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIVS. II. DEI. GRATIA.,rev.crowned cruciform shields, seven strings to Irish harp, garter star at centre, date either side of top crown, smaller lettering than obverse, 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., weight 5.99g (Bull 1729; ESC 1210; C&P 857 R; S.3704).Lightly toned, perhaps once cleaned on obverse, good 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."

We note the silver output for 1750 was officially zero and the issue must therefore have been recorded as part of the 1751 calendar year figure (1749 was also zero) which was £8,103 which would have gone towards minting Crowns, Halfcrowns, Shillings, and Sixpences.

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