George II Silver LIMA Sixpence 1746

£140.00

Product Code:23020546

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Description

Denomination: Silver sixpence (6d)

Date: 1757

Origin: London mint

Condition: AVF

Obverse: Old laureate bust. left. legend around. LIMA below bust (silver was acquired from captured Spanish ships. to ‘rub their nose in it’ Lima was added)

Reverse: Crowned cruciform shields of arms. plain angles. legend around

Size and Weight: 21mm. 2.97g

References: S3710A

Features and Provenance: George II (1683-1760) succeeded to the English throne on the death of his father. George I in 1727. He was the last English monarch to have been born outside Great Britain. being a Hanoverian. There must have been a strain of obstinacy in the family; at one point. he argued so bitterly with his father that he was banned from the palace altogether and spent much of his time in Germany.

One interesting fact: Handel wrote Zadok the Priest for his coronation and it has been used for every coronation since. He is also the last monarch to have led his troops into battle. at Dettingen. Another notable historical fact was that Bonnie Prince Charlie despite all the mercenaries at his disposal failed to depose him during the 45 Jacobite rebellion. 

 

Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades between

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear. all parts of legend etc present. visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief. all parts of legend etc present. but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible

 

 

 

 

 

Additional information

Weight50 g

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