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HM32127

George II 1751 Guinea, old bust

Regular price £3,250
Regular price Sale price £3,250

George II (1727-60), gold Guinea, 1751, old laureate head left, legend and toothed border surrounding, GEORGIUS. II. DEI. GRATIA., 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 8.37g (Schneider -; Farey 940 R; MCE 326; Bull EGC 614 R2; S.3680). Original mint brilliance and bloom with mirrored fields, the portrait well struck with pleasing detail in the striations of the kings hair, some obverse horizontal contact scratches and reverse hairlines, otherwise a good very fine, very rare, classic Hanoverian portraiture.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "George by the Grace of God", and on the reverse 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."

The calendar year output of gold was £450,663 for 1751 which was divided between guineas and half-guineas.

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