George II (1727-60), Two Guineas, 1738

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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…
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Description

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.

Specification

Period 1727 - 1760
Date 1738
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Two Guineas

Coin Ruler

George II

Country

England

Coin House

House of Hanover

Metal

Gold

Mint Mark

Tower mint

References S.3667B; EGC.569; MCE.291

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