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, seven 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, seven 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.568; MCE.291).

Attractive deep prooflike toning retaining much of the 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; some toning patches in front of bust, metal surface reduction mark below truncation. Rev, unobtrusive hairlines to the west of shield. Good extremely fine.

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

Weight 16.74 g

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