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Coin - Sixpence, George I, Great Britain, 1723 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 701

Summary:
Silver coin; Denomination: sixpence
Royal Mint, London
George I (1714-1727)

The letters SSC on the reverse record that this coin was struck with silver supplied by the South Sea Company. The title Fidei Defensor abbreviated to F.D. (Defender of the Faith) occurs for the first time on the British coinage under George I. The abbreviated titles on the reverse expand to: Brunsvicensis et Lunenburgensis Dux, Sacri Romani Imperii Archi-Thesaurarius et Elector. These titles remain on the British coinage until the new coinage of 1816 under George III.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.910 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: pacific exploration, south seas bubble 1711-1723
Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard Collection, Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1723 AD
Denomination: Sixpence
Obverse Description: Laureate and draped bust of George I facing right; around, GEORGIVS D G M BR FR ET HIB REX F D (translation: George I by the Grace of God King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith).
Reverse Description: Four crowned shields, England and Scotland impaled, France, Ireland and the Dutchy of Brunswick and Luneburg, arranged in the form of a cross, in the centre, the Star of the Garter; in the angles SS C twice; around, BRVN ET L DVX S R I A TH ET EL 1723, the date is divided by a crown. (translation: Duke of Brunswick and Luneberg Archi-Thesaurius and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire)
Edge Description: diagonal milling, ///
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King George I, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3652 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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