Silver coin; Denomination: Halfcrown
Royal Mint, London
George II (1727-1760)
The halfcrown had a current value of 2 shillings and 6 pence
Old laureate bust of George II facing left wearing armour, with lion's head on shoulder; around, GEORGIVS . II DEI . GRATIA.
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).
In raised lettering, DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI VICESIMO QVATRO.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
15.025 g (Weight)
[Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 3696 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.