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Coin - Shilling, George II, Great Britain, 1745 LIMA Numismatics Reg. No: NU 752

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

The shilling had a current value of 12 pence. Struck from silver seized by Admiral Anson and other privateers from Spanish colonies in the Americas, indicated by the word LIMA below the King's bust.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 26 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.768 g (Weight)

More information

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
Series: Lima
DateEra: 1745 AD
Denomination: 1 Shilling
Obverse Description: Old laureate bust of George II facing left wearing armour, with lion's head on shoulder; around, GEORGIVS II DEI GRATIA; below bust, LIMA.
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; around, M B F ET H REX F D B ET L D S R I A T ET E 1745, 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).
Edge Description: Diagonal milling, ///
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King George II, 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 3703 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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