Silver coin; Denomination: Shilling
Royal Mint, London
George II (1727-1760)

The shilling had a current value of 12 pence. Struck from silver seized by Admiral Anson and other privateers from Spanish colonies in the Americas, indicated by the word LIMA below the King's bust.

Obverse Description

Old laureate bust of George II facing left wearing armour, with lion's head on shoulder; around, GEORGIVS II DEI GRATIA; below bust, LIMA.

Reverse Description

Four crowned shields arranged to form a cross, England and Scotland impaled, France, Ireland and the Electorate of Brunswick and Luneburg; Star of the Garter at the centre; around, M B F ET H REX F D B ET L D S R I A T ET E 1745, the date being broken by a 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).

Edge Description

Diagonal milling, ///.

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