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BG03046

George III 1787 Shilling hearts

George III (1760-1820), silver Shilling, 1787, laureate and draped bust right, legend surrounding, GEORGIVS. III . DEI. GRATIA. rev. cruciform shields, with semee of hearts in Hanoverian arms, crowns in angles, garter star at centre, date at bottom without stops either side, legend surrounding, M.B.FE. ET. H. REX. F.D. B.ET. L. D. S. R. I. A. T ET. E. weight 6.04g (Bull 2129; ESC 1225; S.3746). Toned, a few light flecks on obverse, otherwise pleasing extremely fine.

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."

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Purchased from A H Baldwin and sons Ltd Spring 2007.

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