George I Silver Sixpence South Sea Company Silver 1723


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Denomination: Silver sixpence

Period: Hanover

Date: 1723

Origin: London mint from silver supplied by the South Sea Company

Condition: AF

Obverse: Laureate and draped bust. right. legend around

Reverse: Cruciform shields of arms. SS C in angles. legend around

Size and Weight: 20mm. 2.80g

References: Spink 3652

Features and Provenance: George was the first monarch from the house of Hanover. he was parliament’s preferred successor as there was no direct heir. A pure German. although he accepted the throne. he did not want to learn English and lived for half of his reign in Germany. He did however. make himself feel at home in England by bringing with him two of his mistresses. whilst his wife languished in a German prison (albeit with advantages of rank). Ironically. she was accused of adultery but the marriage was finally dissolved on the grounds that she had abandoned him! Notably. George’s reign saw the introduction of the role of Prime Minister. who would run the country separately from the monarch.

The SSC on the reverse of the coin refers to the South Sea Company who supplied the silver for the issue in 1723.  



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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