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George II 1760 Half-Guinea, old head final year of reign, MS63

George II (1727-60),gold Half-Guinea, 1760, old laureate head left, legend surrounding with pellet stops, 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. (Schneider -; Bull EGC 662; MCE 366; S.3685).Lightly toned, has been graded and slabbed by PCGS as MS63.

PCGS certification 618133.63/40631814.

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."

The calendar year output of gold coins for 1760 totalled £762,636 the transitional year for change of reign.

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