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Coin - Guinea, George II, Great Britain, 1760 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 731

Gold coin; Denomination: Guinea
Royal Mint, London
George II (1727-1760), Intermediate head type

This coin has been mounted at the edge for jewellry, the obverse is worn, the reverse legend is damaged and there is rim damage.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.771 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: worn

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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: 1760 AD
Denomination: 1 Guinea
Obverse Description: Intermediate laureate head of George II facing left; around, GEORGIVS . II . DEI . GRATIA.
Reverse Description: Crowned and garnished shield with the royal arms, England and Scotland impaled, France, Ireland and the Electorate of Brunswick and Luneburg; around, M . B . F . ET . H . REX . F . D . B . ET . L . D . S . R . I . A . T . ET . E . 1760, the date being broken bt the 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). Much of the legend damaged by mounting.
Edge Description: worn and damaged.
Shape: Round
Material: Gold
Issued By: King George II, England, Great Britain, 1760
Mint: Royal Mint, London, London, England, Great Britain, 1760
  1. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3680 Pages

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