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FM20119

George III 1787 proof Sixpence, with hearts in Hanoverian arms, ex Bole Collection

Regular price £1,250
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George III (1760-1820),silver Proof Sixpence, 1787, variety with semée of hearts, laureate and cuirassed bust right, legend surrounding with beaded outer border at raised rim both sides, GEORGIVS. III . DEI. GRATIA.,rev.struck en medaille, cruciform shields, with semée of hearts in Hanoverian arms, six strings to Irish harp, crowns in angles, garter star at centre, date at bottom without stops either side, legend surrounding commences lower left, M.B.F. ET. H. REX. F.D. B.ET. L. D. S. R. I. A. T ET. E., weight 3.07g (Bull 2212; ESC 1640; S.3749).Toned, practically as struck, good extremely fine, with a great provenance, rare.

The Latin legends translate to on obverse "George III 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 1738.

Ex A. H. Baldwin, Fixed Price List Summer 2011, item BM128.

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