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Coin - Halfcrown, George II, Great Britain, 1739 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 744

Summary:
Silver coin; Denomination: Halfcrown
Royal Mint, London
George II (1727-1760)

The roses on the reverse record that this coin was struck from bullion supplied by mines in the West of England. The halfcrown had a current value of 2 shillings and 6 pence
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 33 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.861 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, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1739 AD
Denomination: Halfcrown
Obverse Description: Young laureate bust of George II facing left wearing armour, with lion's head on shoulder; around, GEORGIVS . II DEI . GRATIA .
Reverse Description: Four crowned shields arranged to form a cross, England and Scotland impaled, France, Ireland and the Electorate of Brunswick and Luneburg; Star of the Garter at the centre and a rose in angles; around, M . B . F . ET . H . REX . F . D . B . ET . L . D . S . R . I . A . T . ET . E . 1739, the date being broken by a crown. (Translation obverse and reverse: George II by the Grace of God King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick and Luneburg, Archi-Thesaurius and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire). Broach mount removed.
Edge Description: In raised lettering, DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI DVODECIMO
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King George II, England, Great Britain, 1739
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1739
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3693 Pages

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