Tag Archive for: 1727-1760

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Coin 241 – GOLD 2-GUINEAS 1748, NGC MS-64

George II, Hanover King, 1727-1760 S-3669, Old Bust, this type struck only in 1748 and 1753-the last 2-guineas coins minted for use in commerce, these large coins being rapidly replaced at this time by banknotes. Rare in this grade, far…
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Coin 242 – GOLD GUINEA 1758, NGC MS-66+

George II, Hanover King, 1727-1760 S-3680, Old Bust, minted just three years before the reign ended, and probably saved at the time as a memento-just fabulous quality.  
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Coin 243 – GOLD HALF-GUINEA 1760, PCGS MS-66

George II, Hanover King, 1727-1760 S-3685, Old Bust, last year of this type-a superb coin!  
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Coin 244 – SILVER PROOF CROWN 1732, PCGS Proof 63

George II, Hanover King, 1727-1760 S-3686, Young Bust, Roses & Plumes reverse. Plain edge. This type features a young lion-faced badge on the king's shoulder. First year of type. A beautiful and boldly detailed example of this very rare,…
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Coin 245 – SILVER CROWN 1732, PCGS MS-64

George II, Hanover King, 1727-1760 S-3686, Young Bust, Roses & Plumes reverse. "Currency" issue of the first date. Rare so fine.  
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Coin 246 – SILVER CROWN 1743, NGC MS-64+

George II, Hanover King, 1727-1760 S-3688, Old Bust, Roses reverse. This type features a badge showing an aging lion on the king's shoulder. One of the finest known examples with exquisite toning.  
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Coin 247 – SILVER PROOF PATTERN HALFCROWN 1731, NGC Proof 62

George II, Hanover King, 1727-1760 S-3691, Young Draped Bust, plain (open field) in reverse angles. Plain edge. A very rare prototype pattern for the first coinage of this denomination. Seldom seen.  
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Coin 231 – GOLD PROOF PATTERN GUINEA 1727, PCGS Proof 64

George II, Hanover King, 1727-1760 WR-70, First Young Bust, struck on a slightly smaller and thicker flan. Plain edge. Smaller letters in legends (similar to Spink-3670). An extremely rare pattern for the first guinea of this king, of…
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Coin 232 – GOLD PROOF GUINEA 1729, NGC Proof 62

George II, Hanover King, 1727-1760 S-3672, WR-73 Second Young Bust. Plain edge. The Royal Mint took to striking Proofs for collectors early in this reign. This is one of the first and is very rare: 10 or fewer known.  
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Coin 240 – GOLD 5-GUINEAS 1748, PCGS MS-62

George II, Hanover King, 1727-1760 S-3666, Old Bust. Highly lustrous for type, a beautiful and exceptionally fine example of this largest gold coin bearing the mature portrait of the king.