George I (1714-27), Crown, 1716, Roses and Plumes, Secvndo edge

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George I (1714-27), Crown, 1716, Roses and Plumes, laureate and draped bust right, toothed border surrounding both sides, reads GEORGIVS D G M BR FR ET HIB REX FD. Rev,…
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Description

George I (1714-27), Crown, 1716, Roses and Plumes, laureate and draped bust right, toothed border surrounding both sides, reads GEORGIVS D G M BR FR ET HIB REX FD. Rev, crowned cruciform shields, roses and plumes in alternate angles, eleven strings to Irish harp, surrounding legend BRVN ET LDVX SRIATH ET EL, edge inscription DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI SECVNDO (S.3639; ESC. 110; BULL 1540; Scarce).

A considerably well struck up example, mirrored fields complimented by an underlying mint lustre, lightly toned with hues of steel like green. Portrait quintessentially Hanoverian, with a straight breastplate, showing all the diagonal detail and cross hatching leading up to the Kings neck. The lightest of intermittent hairlines and die breaks. Reverse, superb, all four shields boldly struck, incorporating the arms of Brunswick- Luneburg. Bold extremely fine, reverse uncirculated. Rare so well preserved.

With the accession of the House of Hanover, the coinage remained in essence the same, with the exception of adjustments to the Royal titles and the Royal Arms. The combined legend inscription translates to the following, ‘By the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the faith, Duke of Brunswick and Luneberg, arch treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire.’

Specification

Date 1716
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Crowns

Coin Ruler

George I

Country

England

Coin House

House of Hanover

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