Coin - Sixpence, George I, Great Britain, 1726 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 699

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

The roses and plumes on the reverse record that this coin was struck with silver supplied by mines in Wales and the South of England. 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
Weight: 2.840 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Alfred Chitty Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1726 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 roses and plumes; 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
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3653 Pages

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