George II Silver Shilling, Old Bust 1758


Product Code:21021909

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Denomination: Silver shilling

Period: Hanoverian

Date: 1758

Origin: London mint

Condition: VF+

Obverse: Old laureate bust. left. legend around

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

Size and Weight: 25mm. 5.94g

References: S3704

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 event was that Bonnie Prince Charlie failed to dispose him during the Jacobite rebellions. Sadly. although he had a son. Frederick. he died before George. apparently by being hit with a cricket ball. so the line carried on with his grandson. George III.



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

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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