George II (1727-60), Two Guineas, 1738, young laureate head left, legend surrounding, GEORGIVS II DEI GRATIA, stop behind leaf tips. Rev, crowned quartered shield of arms, eight strings to the Irish harp, eight hearts in the Luneburg arms, date either side of crown, legend reads, M.B.F.ET.H. REX. F.D.B.ET.L.D.S.R.I.A.T.ET.E, (S.3667B; EGC.569; MCE.291).
Attractive deep toning with original mint bloom, a definitive portrait showing up all the waves and striations in the King’s hair, few light hairlines both sides normal for the type, lacking any pronounced nicks or obtrusive surface markings. Rev, few hairlines to the west of shield, otherwise excellent with periphery mint tone. A problem free example, about uncirculated. Arguably superior to the Stratos specimen, superb.